Recently the press speculated that Queen Elizabeth intends to step down from her literal throne in 18 months — right when she turns 95. And to be honest, it made sense. With the mess the monarchy is in right now, between Prince Andrew’s ongoing spiral down the drain and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s “taking time off,” it’s not surprising to think that Elizabeth might be ready for a long, long break.
Well, hold your horses: It turns out QE2 isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. If we’re lucky, this means we have at least 10 more years of Elizabeth ahead of us.
A palace representative from the office of Prince Charles recently told ET, “There are no plans for any change in arrangements at the age of 95 — or any other age.”
Got that, everybody? As royal biographer Sally Bedell Smith explains, “The queen can’t just wave a queen wand and say Charles you are my regent. It’s not her call.”