Queen Elizabeth Shock: British Monarch Will Allegedly Abdicate After Platinum Jubilee, It Will Be The 'Sane' Thing To Do, Royal Biographer Clive Irving Claims

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Queen Elizabeth is still in control, but the monarch is likely to abdicate, according to a royal biographer. Her Majesty will likely make the heir apparent, Prince Charles, her regent.

Queen Elizabeth Should Use Regency Act After Skipping State Opening Of Parliamentary

The 96-year-old monarch has mobility issues. Due to her health, she had to skip some events. On Monday, Buckingham Palace announced that she would not attend the State Opening of Parliamentary. It was the first time the Queen took an absence from the event in over 50 years, so it was a big thing.

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"The Queen continues to experience episodic mobility problems, and in consultation with her doctors has reluctantly decided that she will not attend the State Opening of Parliament tomorrow," the palace said in a statement, per CNN.

"At Her Majesty's request, and with the agreement of the relevant authorities, The Prince of Wales will read The Queen's speech on Her Majesty's behalf, with The Duke of Cambridge also in attendance."

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Several royal experts weighed in on the Queen's decision to skip the event. Robert Hardman, the author of Queen of Our Times, said her absence at the opening of Parliament was not unprecedented. However, he believed it is time for the Queen to use the Regency Act.

"I think the issue genuinely is mobility, not something more medically troubling. But the point is that her absence at the State Opening of Parliament is not unprecedented, but the resolution to her absence—the use of the Regency Act—is. But this hasn’t been done on behalf of the sovereign, like the last time we had a regency, in 1811. This was the Sovereign laying down the rules," Hardman told The Daily Beast, per Yahoo! Finance.

"It’s another slow and gradual move in a transition that has seen Charles taking on more and more, which actually began nine years ago when he traveled to Sri Lanka to open the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting there."

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Queen Elizabeth Will Likely Abdicate After Platinum Jubilee Celebration

Queen Elizabeth is celebrating her 70 years on the throne this year. Next month, there will be a four-day celebration to mark her milestone anniversary.

Clive Irving, the founding editor of The Sunday Times’ Insight investigative journalism team, also weighed in on the Queen's future as monarch. The Last Queen author believed that the Queen will be abdicating soon. He also noted that using the Regency Act is the first step to abdicating.

"It’s critical to grasp a point that gets easily overlooked because there is so little precedent to guide it: She does not have to die in the saddle, like Victoria, after a rapid decline," Irving told the Daily Beast.

"There is nothing in the protocols to say that. So the sane thing would be to have her abdicate. The use of the Regency Act is the first step towards abdication, which, I suspect, will happen once the Jubilee is over."

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Duncan Larcombe, a former royal editor of The Sun, also believed that the Queen should step down if she could not carry out her duties. He suspects that the Queen will officially install Prince Charles as her regent within a year.

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Larcombe added that her absence at the opening of Parliament "changed everything." If the Queen continues to miss her duties as the head of state, she has no option but to step down. Larcombe also said that the royal family should remove the Queen but noted that there should be "consent."

The outlet noted that the Queen has been using a wheelchair at home, but the palace declined to confirm it. There were rumors that Queen Elizabeth didn't want to become a "wheelchair monarch."

Stay tuned for more news and updates about Queen Elizabeth, the Queen's health, and the other members of the royal family.

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