Queen Elizabeth reportedly planning to abdicate the throne

Queen Elizabeth reportedly planning to abdicate the throne

Queen Elizabeth II is planning to abdicate and make Prince Charles king, a UK media report has claimed.

According to a shock new report, Queen Elizabeth has hatched a plan that would make Prince Charles the Prince Regent.

Royal commentator Robert Jobson told the Mail On Sunday a number of "high-ranking courtiers" said the preparations for a transition were in place.

An unconfirmed report states the Queen is planning to request legislation to grant Charles full power to reign if she is still in her position at the age of 95.

The source allegedly said Queen Elizabeth, who ascended to the throne in 1952 and is Britain's longest-reigning monarch, is being mindful of her age.

And as her husband Prince Philip, 96, gets into the throes of his well-deserved retirement, you can hardly blame Her Majesty for wanting to spend her twilight years away from the glare of the spotlight and the rigmarole of gruelling royal schedules. "She is dutiful to her core", a former member for Royal Household reportedly said.

"I understand the Queen has given the matter considerable thought and believes that, if she is still alive at 95, she will seriously consider passing the reign to Charles".

In the past, Queen Elizabeth herself has spoken about how committed she is to her role. Her father George VI only became king when his brother, Edward VIII, famously quit the throne in 1936 to marry twice-divorced Wallis Simpson.

However Clarence House, the official residence of the Prince of Wales, has made no comment about so-called Plan Regency.