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Take a look at your newest soon-to-be King and Queen of England! Today, Queen Elizabeth officially announced that she will be passing down her crown to her grandson Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton. This, of course, means that the Queen has skipped over her own son, Prince Charles, in the British monarchy’s line of succession. Bummer.
“Her Majesty realized that William and Kate are the future,” said a palace insider. “She has spent 65 years making sure that the House of Windsor survives, and she sees William and Kate as having the energy and star quality to do the job in a modern world. Queen Elizabeth will always do what is best for the long-term health of the monarchy.”
originally posted by: Xcathdra
Hence my comment in the OP asking people from the UK to weigh in.
Of course he’s ill. Ask Lady Diana, she’ll tell you all about it.
Anyway, without a reputable statement, and some fluff from all but two sites isn’t exactly official, this can in no way be taken seriously. Who knows, maybe the Queen does have plans to divert from usual practice but we’d need to hear her say it. Supposing there is even a tad of truth to this then one has to wonder as to the reasons, maybe it is about health but it would be fair to assume that Charles’ physical condition is better than the Queen when considering his age, he could potentially reign for 25 years. Maybe he doesn’t want to reign at all, maybe the Queen regards him a liability. Maybe she’s not even going to pass it to William and this story is simply a diversion, it could be that they’re going to forfeit entirely. The timing sure is interesting, though.