‘It’s unlikely that he’ll abdicate!’ According to a royal expert, the Queen could lessen her duties following a health scare.


‘It’s unlikely that he’ll abdicate!’ According to a royal expert, the Queen could lessen her duties following a health scare.

QUEEN ELIZABETH II is “unlikely to abdicate,” but she may restrict her workload as a result of her health concern, according to a royal expert.

Queen Elizabeth II, 95, recently took a break from her royal duties after missing the United Nations’ COP26 climate change meeting due to an overnight stay in a London hospital and having to postpone her return until after Britain’s Remembrance Sunday ceremony due to a sprained back. With widespread speculation about whether Her Majesty will continue her record-breaking 69-year reign, Australia’s oldest institution wondered if the Queen might choose to stand down rather than celebrate her Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

Elizabeth is unlikely to renounce her obligations, according to Dr. McCreery of Sydney University, who earned her Master’s and Doctorate degrees from the University of Oxford.

The royal historian, on the other hand, believes the monarch may decide to reduce her duties.

“It is uncommon for British kings to’retire,’ but it is more typical in other European monarchies,” she explained.

“After World War II, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands retired and bequeathed the kingdom to her daughter, Queen Juliana.

“A gentle diminution in royal duties as a monarch ages is more frequent in Britain — Queen Victoria is a good example of this – but she did participate in major royal celebrations near the end of her life (for example, the 1897 Diamond Jubilee).”

While abdication is rare among British monarchs, James II and Edward VIII are the only two to do so since the union of crowns in 1603, McCreery argued that the latter is still significant for the Firm today because the stress of being King is said to have exacerbated Elizabeth’s father George VI’s ill-health.

“The Queen, like other members of the Royal Family, sees Edward VIII’s abdication as a breach of duty, and hence abdication is not an option that the Queen would make if at all possible,” she stated.

However, abdication among European leaders was not limited to the immediate aftermath of World War II.

In 2013, both King Albert II of Belgium, 87, and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, 83, abdicated their respective thrones.

“Brinkwire Summary News”. King Juan Carlos I of Spain, 83, chose to join them the following year.


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