The Queen is busy making plans for the day she is no longer on the throne to aid the transition from the monarchy to King Charles, a royal expert has claimed.
Royal biographer Andrew Morton, who wrote his 25th book The Queentold The Mirrors podcast Pod Red The Queen Her Majesty spends her last years “cleaning up” loose family ends.
The 96-year-old monarch is reportedly committed to transitioning her government to… Charles is as smooth as possible, says Morton.
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“The Queen is a very neat person, and even as a little girl she always kept her shoes neatly lined up and woke up at night making sure everything was tidy, so there’s a neatness about her character,” Morton told the podcast.
“And you can see there’s a lot of clearing going on right now towards the end of the reign.”
Morton described the Queen’s decision to… Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, known as “Queen Consort” as one of the issues she had to finish before the end of her reign.
He said Camilla’s slow but accurate reputation management by the Queen is a long time in the making.
“The biggest problem that needed to be solved was Camilla and what she will be called in the future,” he continued.
“The Queen has bought step by step” [Camilla’s] status higher and higher.”
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While discussing the Queen’s preparation to hand over the reins of the monarchy to Charles, Morton said the transition between them will be one of the easiest in history.
“This will be the smoothest transition in history, especially since Queen Victoria and Edward VII,” he continued.
“The Queen has asked Prince Charles to become the head of the Commonwealth. There have been knighthoods for those involved in the transition, there is a book on what to do when she dies and it goes on and on.”
The Queen has been preparing Charles for his future role as king for decades.
The Prince of Wales is the longest-serving heir to the British monarchy and he has been patiently training for the day he takes the throne.
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“He’s here. He’s on standby to do what needs to be done if the Queen can’t be there,” Robert Hardman, author of Queen of Our Time: The Life of Elizabeth II, told the Los Angeles Times.
Charles’s recent commitments to represent the monarch are evidence of his willingness to ascend the throne.
In May, Charles represented the Queen at the State Opening of Parliament in the UK after the monarch withdrew for health reasons.
The Queen had missed the opportunity only twice during her 70-year reign and it was the first time Charles had taken her place.
Earlier, in April, Charles represented Her Majesty at the annual Royal Maundy Service.
Charles also made history this week after he and Camilla visited Rwanda, the first-ever royal visit to the East African nation.
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