Skip to comments.Queen hands over the reigns to Prince Charles - historic step closer to a new king
Posted on 01/19/2014 10:33:59 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
It is being dubbed the gentle succession as the Queen gradually begins to relinquish some of her traditional duties as monarch.
As she approaches her 88th birthday in April after almost 62 years on the throne, she has agreed to hand over part of her workload in a historic job-share arrangement with Prince Charles.
In a royal first, he will be taking on more head of state-style responsibilities as the Palace starts to make tentative plans for his eventual succession.
Courtiers yesterday described the softly-softly move as wise and just plain common sense.
The first sign of the partial power transfer will be the merging this week of the Queen and Charless press offices.
In future any announcements concerning the monarch and her 65-year-old eldest son will now come from the same source. Palace sources insist the switch will be entirely seamless.
Princes William and Harry will also play their part in the new set-up, with both assuming far more responsibility since they relinquished their military roles.
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She had lived so long trying not to do this,sad for the UK.
It is really sad when you birth an idiot.
she has lost her last marble
he is depraved and an idiot
yes, but it is sadder she’s presided over her country being overtaken by muzzies and big brother and she couldn’t stop it, and maybe shares in the blame for it. only thatcher would have had a chance to prevent what’s happened to the uk.
I can’t respect Charles.
It was my hope she would skip a generation, and make Charles’ eldest son king.
Perhaps there’s no way to do that.
At least morons around the planet can gain peace knowing one of their own has finally been crowned.
UK Royal succession ping
He’s mind-numbingly aboard the global warming express. Things can only go downhill with him at the helm. His son may never see the throne if his idiocy removes the monarchy form of government due to his liberal agenda ideology.
Maybe we can bring back something like George III’s porphyria and have a Regency under William. It got England through Napoleon.
“It was my hope she would skip a generation, and make Charles eldest son king.”
“Perhaps theres no way to do that.”
Actually, there is a way to do that, but the London tabloids would be all over her for that.
I think William has a much more level head than his dad.
Even William would know better than to act like his dad did towards his mother.
It honestly makes me cringe every time I see Camilla at some event. No class whatsoever those two...
The tabloids can go... well nevermind.
Thanks for the mention BTW.
This could all be a feint.
Somehow, I get a feeling Charles will handle this change well. Part of the conditions for The Queen to abdicate might be that Charles must give his oldest son William and wife Kate a big role in the public eye. Everyone knows it is Will and Kate who excite and inspire the crowds in London. Kate may be expecting again.
Prince Dufus doesn’t deserve to be king.
Charles’ first official position is that of a Royal Tampon.
She never had any marbles to begin with. She has proclaimed: “Le Reyne le veult” to each and every Act of Parliament since She ascendented the Throne.
However, Liz is not dead yet, and he is no spring chicken either, and men dont live as long as women. It may be that he might die before her, or only be on the throne for a short time.
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