Reports have been circling that Queen Elizabeth II could be taking a step back once she turns 95, but the palace says not so fast.
According to a palace spokesperson, the Monarch, 93, has “no plans” to retire.
“There are no plans for any change in arrangements at the age of 95 — or any other age,” the insider told People magazine.
The claims of the Queen’s retirement first came up in the biography, Charles At Seventy by Robert Jobson. He wrote that it was likely the Queen will “trigger a period of regency” and would then grant her eldest son, the Prince Of Wales, the “full power to reign.”
“One senior aide told me that the Queen has given the matter of her passing hears considerable thought and believes, that, if she is still alive at 95 she will consider passing the reign to Charles,” Jobson wrote.
People also reports that amid speculation of retirement, a palace source says the Queen’s schedule continues to be a full one, “The Queen is as busy as ever in terms of audiences, investitures and meetings.”
The source insists that “it is business as usual.”