The huge clue that has left people convinced the Queen will abdicate this year

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  • Bookmaker Coral has slashed its odd on the Queen leaving her role as the head of the Commonwealth during 2020.

    Queen Elizabeth II, who is the longest serving monarch in British history, has already had a tough year when it comes to her family.

    Her grandson, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle quit senior royal life and relocated to Canada, plus there has been controversy surrounding her son Prince Andrew.

    Now some fans believe this might mean she might not continue her role past 2020.

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    ‘Keeping Norfolk’s feet dry’ is how staff at Wolferton’s Pumping Station describe their work. Today, The Queen opened a newly rebuilt facility 72 years after her father, King George VI, opened the original station on 2nd February 1948. The Station sits within the Sandringham Estate, home to Sandringham House – the private residence of The Queen and the Royal Family. King George VI opened the pumping station shortly after WWII, to enable the surrounding marshland, which sits below sea level, to be drained, dried out and farmed. Her Majesty toured the new station, which has been rebuilt over the past 18 months to create a more environmentally friendly facility to better protect its local wildlife, including nesting birds on the neighbouring marshes.

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    The odds on the Queen retired were slashed from 5-1 to 6-4.

    The bookie has placed odds on Charles to take over at 1-5, while Prince William is at 3-1 to be the next King.

    John Hill of Coral said, ‘Many punters feel as though the Queen will step down from the throne in 2020 which has forced us to slash the odds on her abdicating.

    ‘Prince Charles is the long odds-on favourite to be the next monarch, however, Prince William has proved popular in our betting to leapfrog his father on the ladder.’

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    ✈️🎖The Queen, Honorary Air Commodore visited @rafmarham in Norfolk today. The Royal Family have long supported the air base. Swipe ➡️ to see a photograph of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother visiting personnel in 1988. RAF Marham is a military airbase, with over 3600 working personnel. The airbase provides engineering support across the RAF and is home to the F-35B Lightning, a military aircraft. The Queen visited the Integrated Training Centre, which provides future pilots with thorough training and enables them to qualify as a Lightning Plane pilot. Her Majesty watched a demonstration of simulation-based training. This special training enables new pilots to practice flying planes without being in the air.

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    It comes after Her Majesty called Meghan Markle and Prince Harry back to Britain for a final engagement before they cease to be official royals.

    The Sussexes will stop formally representing the Crown from spring, but before this, the Queen has asked them to return to Britain for a key event.

    HM has asked that the Duke and Duchess attend the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on March 9.

    They will attend the service as president and vice-president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.

    The Queen has She has reportedly told friends of Harry and Meghan’s exit, ‘If that’s what they want – if they want to go – we must let them go.’

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