The Queen will step down when she reaches the age of 95, royal biographer claims

Jessica Vince
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From Harper's BAZAAR

The Queen could stand down from the Monarchy and make Prince Charles king when she reaches the age of 95, a royal commentator has suggested.

Speaking to True Royalty TV's weekly programme The Royal Beat, Robert Jobson said: "I still firmly believe when the Queen becomes 95, that she will step down."

Newsweek's royal reporter Jack Royston added: "I think she won't want to. But realistically she will get to a point where she has handed over everything to Charles and then how do you look your son in the eye and tell him he is not going to be King?"

The Queen is due to celebrate her 95th birthday in April 2021, suggesting the move may take place in the next six months.

Elizabeth II became the Queen of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland in 1952 after the death of her father, King George VI. Her coronation was held at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953.

The Monarch celebrated 65 years on the throne in February 2017 with her Sapphire Jubilee. She is now the longest-reigning monarch in British history. At 94 years old, QEII continues to carry out royal engagements, even during the coronavirus pandemic, as part of her royal duties.

The Queen is currently staying at her royal residence, Windsor Castle, where she has taken part in several socially-distanced royal engagements. The Duke of Edinburgh has recently joined her, having spent a great deal of time at his cottage Wood Farm at Sandringham during his retirement.

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