The reason Prince Charles could be King as soon as next year

A royal biographer has claimed Queen Elizabeth will step down and hand over the Monarchy to Prince Charles when she turns 95 next year.

Prince Charles could become King as soon as next year as the Queen could step down at the age of 95, a royal biographer has claimed.

Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning British monarch back in 2015 when she surpassed the reign of her great-great-grandmother Victoria.

Two years later, in 2017, she became the first monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee - marking 65 years on the throne.

But now, royal expert Robert Jobson, has suggested the 94-year-old Monarch could hand over the Monarchy in less than a year.

Speaking on The Royal Beat, he said, “'I still firmly believe when the Queen becomes 95, that she will step down.”

Fellow royal report, Jack Royston, added, “I think she won't want to, but realistically she will get to a point where she has handed over everything to Charles and then how do you look your son in the eye and tell him he is not going to be King?”

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Although the Queen is still hands-on with her duties, the global pandemic has meant she’s been forced to do less and less in recent months.

While it is understood that Her Majesty doesn’t wish to slow down, official advice puts her in the vulnerable category and therefore the way she works must change.

Royal expert, Andrew Morton explained, “It’s terribly sad but I can’t see how the Queen can resume her usual job.

“The Covid-19 virus isn’t going away soon and will be with us for months, if not years.

“It would be far too risky for the Queen to start meeting people on a regular basis.

“She has always loved getting out and meeting people but she can’t take the risk.

“How can she carry out investitures, meet ambassadors, do walkabouts and visit places without meeting people at close range?

Georgia Farquharson

Georgia writes across Woman & Home and Good to Know and specialises in all things royal. Previously labelled the "Queen of the royals," Georgia knows the whose who and what's what when it comes to the monarchy. When she's not eagerly following the royal family, Georgia enjoys shopping and self-care. She lives with this motto in mind; "if your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough."