Finally Prince Charles' turn? Queen Elizabeth will be retiring in 18 months
The longest reigning monarch in history, Queen Elizabeth, will be retiring in 18 months for Prince Charles to take over as Prince Regent.

Queen Elizabeth is retiring in 18 months, after which Prince Charles will become Prince Regent.

Queen Elizabeth II attends the third day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show at Home Park on May 15, 2004 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Carl De Souza/Getty Images)

The Queen will turn 95 years old in 18 months, and will reportedly be stepping back from public life in favor of Prince Charles to become Prince Regent. Her husband Prince Philip also withdrew from public life at 95 years old.

Queen Elizabeth II sits with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh as she delivers her speech during the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster on June 4, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ray Collins – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

A source told Metro, The scandal surrounding Andrew and Epstein gave Charles an opportunity to step in to show that he can run The Firm. No one is bigger than the institution of the Royal Family. Not even Andrew, the Queen’s favourite son.”

The source added, “Charles recognised that and acted decisively — like the king he may well soon be. This was the moment when Charles stepped up as Prince Regent, the Shadow King.”


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Prince William and Prince Charles were involved in the decision to sack Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, after his disastrous interview with BBC about Jeffrey Epstein.

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II stands with Britain’s Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, her son Britain’s Prince Charles, his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his wife Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. (DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

After his retirement, Prince Philip, 98, spends time at Wood Farm.


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