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Experts Reveal Why Prince Charles Will Never Rule Britain As Long As His Mother Is Still Alive

Date June 12, 2018

Queen Elizabeth II is Britain's longest-reigning monarch. At 92, she has ruled for more than 65 years and is the only monarch who has celebrated a Sapphire Jubilee.

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Is QEII done with ruling England?

For years, there have been talks about the Queen's readiness to step down for Prince Charles who is next in line.

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In 2017, it was reported that the monarch was seriously considering using the Regency Act to hand her first son the throne. The act allows her give control to Prince Charles even though she is still alive.

She cannot abdicate

Although the Queen reportedly added a caveat to her plans - she wants to wait until she's 95 - royal experts say this is highly unlikely because the Queen is bound by oath and loyalty to remain on the throne.

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Express.co.uk spoke to a royal expert, Richard Fitzwilliams, who stressed that the abdication of QEII's uncle, Edward VII, has haunted the family for years and acted as a deterrent for future monarchs.

Long wait for Prince Charles

Fitzwilliams said only life-threatening health issues can make the monarch step down.

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This means Prince Charles still probably has a long wait ahead of him before he gets to sit on the throne.

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