Queen Elizabeth II saw her life turned upside down when her uncle Edward VIII announced that he would abdicate to marry her lover, Wallis Simpson. The abdication crisis triggered a major constitutional crisis that would have prompted Her Majesty to decide that she would not give up her job while she was alive. Royal commentator Stephen Grief told Channel 5 documentary “The Queen: Homework Before Family? “:” The Queen’s life was a long refutation of the abdication crisis.
“A woman who devoted herself very early to duty, whatever the consequences for her family and those around her. ”
Royal historian Hugo Vickers has insisted that the royal family remains very loyal to His Majesty, suggesting that they will support his decision to stay until the end of his life.
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Mr. Vickers said, “As we know, the nation worships the Queen, as does her family.
“They are very devoted to him and what more can I say. I think it’s a success. ”
Historian Dr. Anna Whitelock rejected suggestions that Her Majesty might choose to abdicate in favor of her eldest son, Prince Charles, and join her husband Prince Philip to spend their final years in retirement together.
Dr. Whitelock said, “There is a lot of speculation that the Queen could.
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Some commentators have suggested, however, that the Queen could choose to make Prince Charles her regent, bypassing the need to abdicate while allowing the Prince of Wales to assume many of his functions.
Charles and other senior family members have already taken over some of Her Majesty’s obligations, but a regency would allow his successor to begin making decisions for him.
Moniek Bloks, editor-in-chief of Royal Central, said last year, “I think if something happens it is more likely that she will rule Charles instead of giving up completely.
“I think it is very unlikely that she will abdicate. ”
The last regency in the United Kingdom took place between 1811 and 1820, when the future King George IV took control of his father George III.
The queen could make Charles a prince-regent by triggering the Regency Acts, a series of laws that dictate the rules for passing on the powers of the monarch to an appointed member of the royal family in the event that the queen is unable to exercise her functions.