Will the Duchess of Edinburgh ever abdicate to allow her eldest son Prince Charles to reign ?
- Anonymous1 month agoFavourite answer
No, there is no reason for her to do so. If she can still go horse riding at her age, surely there is no reason for her to abdicate. Why substitute gold for dross?
- EdnaLv 71 month ago
Duchess of Edinburgh?? Do you mean the Queen?
There is no "retirement" system in the UK for a reigning Monarch. The Queen would have to formally abdicate the Throne in order to allow Charles to reign, If the Queen abdicated, she would have to leave the country and live abroad.
There is no precedent in the UK for an abdicated former reigning monarch and the current reigning monarch to both reside in the same country. That situation could open up an ugly can of worms.
- djLv 61 month ago
Lizzie is almost certain to stay on the throne til she dies
- CloLv 71 month ago
Since ascending to the throne, Elizabeth has not used her subsidiary titles. When she was Princess Elizabeth, she also used Duchess of Edinburgh, but her higher title now replaces all of her lesser titles.
You already know the answer. The Queen does not believe in shirking of duty. She vowed to serve all the days of her life and she intends to fulfill that promise. Charles will one day become monarch if he outlives his mother, and not until then. That is the way the monarchy works in the UK.
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- MercuryLv 71 month ago
No such title in use.
- Verulam 1Lv 71 month ago
"The title (Duke of Edinburgh) was created for a third time on 19 November 1947 by King George VI, who bestowed it on his son-in-law Philip Mountbatten, when he married Princess Elizabeth. Subsequently, Elizabeth was styled "HRH The Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh" until her accession in 1952"
Her titles are now -
And NO, she has gone on record saying she will continue to reign 'whether my life be long or short'. It would only be if she became mentally incapable of continuing in which case a Regent would be appointed, until her death.
- ♥Sweetness♥Lv 71 month ago
There would be no need for it, she has been there this long, so she no doubt will be there until she dies.
- Anonymous1 month ago
there is no such person as the duchess of Edinburgh this is very clearly a trollinf question
- BobLv 51 month ago
Yes. It's going to be announced last Wednesday.
- Anonymous1 month ago
No the Queen will never abdicate. She said on her 21st birthday.
"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. "