In May of 2016, Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Philip, 97, will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn onward.
The Duke of Edinburgh, Philip’s decision was taken with the full consent and support of Her Majesty. Currently, Prince Philip is 97 years-old and peacefully retired.
After the announcement, following an emergency meeting at the Palace, odds were slashed on Queen Elizabeth abdicating the British throne. Horrifying, isn’t it? Queen Elizabeth is the longest reigning monarch in the British history. Not only this, but Her Majesty is loved by people around the world.
So, what happens if she actually does leave the throne, due to her age?
Spokesperson for sportsbet.com.au, Will Byrne said: “There were rumours about the Queen abdicating back in the year 2017. Now, those rumours and speculations have again taken place due to Her Majesty’s age”.
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So, being a royal fan, have you ever thought about what will really happen if Queen Elizabeth abdicates her throne? Well, here’s what would happen if Her Majesty did abdicate the throne:-
Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne in 1952. She proclaimed that she’ll dedicate her life to her future role as monarch on her 21st birthday, vowing to serve the Commonwealth.
Her Majesty’s speech was:-
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“I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong”.
However, if she decides to abdicate, the throne could be passed on to her eldest son, Prince Charles. In this case, he would become King and would be the oldest-ever British monarch to be crowned.
But, if he also decided to abdicate, the throne would be passed on to his first born, Prince William. He is currently second in line. The Duke of Cambridge’s five-year-old son, George, is third in line to succeed his great-grandmother, the Queen.