Queen Elizabeth II’s husband and companion of more than 70 years is set to retire from his royal duties at the end of the summer. Will Queen abdicate after this ?
Prince Philip, a month ahead of his 96th birthday, he has decided it is time for him to take some rest. But Royal experts claims that his wife will might certainly never follow in his footsteps.
The simple reason behind that is, Queen Elizabeth, places the responsibilities above self. And the monarch regards vows she made two days after her father’s death in 1952, as paramount.
Pratishtha Mahajan, royal correspondent for The Royal UK, said:
“Queen Elizabeth made a promise to the people of the Commonwealth before she even became queen. She said, she would devote her whole life, whether it be long or short to the duty that she would be taking on. For her it is a duty you carry for your whole life and to her that means literally.”
She added: “She is not somebody that would take a vow and not see it through. It has never been in her thoughts at any point in her life.”
Speaking of the abdication, Pratishtha said:
“It was an extremely painful time and one of the biggest crises in the monarchy in recent times. It affected her deeply. She is well aware how much damage an abdication can cause to the royal family.” “The queen will never retire. Abdication is an absolutely dirty word for her. She would never step down. Can she hold back a bit from royal duties? Yes, of course, and I think we will be seeing it more often in the next coming months.”
Elizabeth is the world’s longest-reigning monarch. But despite her age, she enjoys excellent health. Queen is very fit and healthy, particularly for someone who is 91.
Prince Philip retirement was a mutual decision
However, she suggested that Philip’s retirement is “something of a blow to her.”
She also said: “He has been by her side for the last 70 years. She might feel slightly lonely as she has had a companion in him and hasn’t really done anything without him before.”
Charles will probably be well into his 70s by the time his turn comes, but Charles has spent the better part of 50 years preparing for this role he is desperate to do. He has his own ideas and he wants to modernize the monarchy, and the queen is very in favor of that… There’s no way Charles will give that up.”
She also dismissed the rumor that Charles might not accept the throne upon the death of his mother and instead allow Prince William to take his place as king.
“William has a young family and it [being monarch] is definitely a burden,” Pratishtha said. “William has already been seen by some as a reluctant royal and Charles will want to be able to allow him to bring up his children as privately as possible behind closed doors.”