It has been a tough year for Queen Elizabeth and aside from her declining health she has also been deep in thought over the state of the monarchy. Elizabeth has been facing decisions that she has had no choice but to meet head on. Either she can stay in power until the day that she dies or else she could make a strong decision to abdicate and pass the throne that she loves onto someone who is deserving. Just because it’s Prince Charles’ birthright to rule that doesn’t mean that he is the best choice for the job and after much consideration Elizabeth has decided that Prince William will succeed her along with his wife, Kate Middleton as per GLOBE.
According to the June 23rd print edition of GLOBE Magazine Elizabeth has decided that on April 21, 2015 – her 89th birthday she will abdicate and the crown will be handed over to William and Kate. It’s a decision that The Queen is very comfortable making, especially after watching the young couple gracefully move through their first year of parenthood. They have proven that they can raise a young family and fulfill the requirements of royal engagements. Plus the British people look up to them as an example of how to survive young married life. William and Kate feel somewhat relatable and Elizabeth believes that is something that will help to push the monarchy into a new era.
Are you surprised that Elizabeth would willingly give her power away or does that sound exactly like what this woman who likes to control things would do? What about the inevitable reactions of Prince Charles and his lovely wife Camilla Parker-Bowles? Charles has been taking on an increasingly important role in the monarchy and has arrogated control of Palace media precisely to limit the exposure of William and Kate. One can imagine that the politically awkward heir will object bitterly to his son passing him by. As far as Camilla we can only imagine the hysterics that will follow The Queen’s decision! Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!