Although implausible to many, Charles could be king soon. With the Queen making it clear that she will serve her country “whether it be long or short” it almost seemed as though Prince Charles would never take over and be king, but now insiders are claiming that the Queen has had a change of mind.
Prince Charles made history by becoming the only monarch to reach the age of 65 without claiming the throne. Beyond a doubt, Charles has always been keen to be King and as the longest serving Prince of Wales ever, this is understandable. When asked about becoming king, he said “Impatient? Me? What a thing to suggest! Yes of course I am. I’ll run out of time soon. I shall have snuffed it if I’m not careful.”
Now, it seems as though Charles’s luck may be changing for the better. It was reported by several newspapers, that the Queen who is 88 has said that when she gets to 87 she will hand over the throne so that Prince Charles can take over. Also, when the Queen said “for Prince Philip and me there can be no greater pleasure or comfort than to know that into [Charles'] care are safely entrusted the guiding principles of public service and duty to others.” This was viewed as the Queen’s confirmation of her hand over of power.