Queen Elizabeth, who is Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, recently spoke of ‘the blessings of home and family’ in her this year’s Christmas speech on Monday.
ROYAL watchers are convinced the Queen dropped a hint during her Christmas speech that she is going to retire.
Then, she said something that has changed into a heated speculation.
In May 2017 there was an announcement made, that the Duke of Edinburgh, Philip would be stepping down from his public life after 65 years of service. In the month of August, Prince Philip made his final public appearance. He attended the parade of the Royal Marines at Buckingham Palace, London.
Prince Philip wanted to look after his family life.
In Her Majesty’s Christmas message, she hinted that her husband’s retirement stemmed from a pure desire to attend to his family life after several decades of public service. She said:
“Even Prince Phillip has decided that it’s time to slow down the things a little, as he economically put it, done his bit”.
Though Queen Elizabeth did not directly say that she is too thinking of a retirement, some of her language and signs indicated such a huge step might be coming towards us.
There has been a rising speculation on social media about such a possibility since Duke of Edinburgh’s retirement.
Queen’s speech, first consisted of paying homage to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, Manchester Arena bombing and the London terrorist attack.
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Then Her Majesty expressed gratitude for having reached her 70th anniversary with her husband, Philip in November this year. It’s a big milestone no one could have imagined in 1926, the year of Elizabeth’s birth.
The speech was as follows:
“Reflecting on all these events makes me grateful for the blessings of home and family, and in particular, for 70 years of marriage. I don’t really know that anyone had invented the term ‘platinum’ for a 70th wedding anniversary when I was born”.
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“The thing is, you weren’t expected to be around that long. But, I know his support and unique sense of humour will remain as strong as ever. And we enjoy spending time this Christmas with our family and friends. We also look forward to welcoming new members into it next year”.
Britain’s Daily Mail interpreted that all of this is a veiled reference to slowing down. The newspaper read as:
“It was almost as if she was or maybe is suggesting that she, too, might consider following Philip’s footsteps. That too, in the not too distant future”.
If Queen Elizabeth decides to give up her throne, then her son, Prince Charles would take on the crown. He will then become the king of Great Britain.