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Can The Queen retire but not abdicate?



At 91-years-old and no signs of slowing down, many wonder how much longer The Queen can or will go on.

Very few people believe Her Majesty will ever abdicate the throne which she has held since the age of 25.

When still a Princess, Elizabeth said in a 1947 speech: “I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service.” But what comes should Her Majesty become too fragile to carry on?

The Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Her Majesty, has just retired from public life at 96-years-old. The Queen is certainly not stopping anytime soon but has started to hand off more of her duties to the younger royals.

I don’t see many faulting The Queen for wanting to spend the remaining years of her life in quiet seclusion. The most logical solution should be for her to make Prince Charles the Prince Regent. Therefore, she could cut down her duties without ever abdicating.
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