An anonymous source told Life & Style that Queen Elizabeth has decided to pass down her royal duties to her grandson Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton. Now, it should be pointed out that the queen has yet to make any sort of formal announcement herself to confirm this news, but if it’s true, it’s pretty exciting. It would also mean that the queen is skipping over her own son Prince Charles, which is not so exciting for him.
But why would the queen make such a huge decision? Life & Style’s source claims that the queen believes installing a younger generation than Prince Charles is vital for the House of Windsor to thrive in the future.
“Her Majesty realized that William and Kate are the future,” said the palace insider. “She has spent 65 years making sure that the House of Windsor survives, and she sees William and Kate as having the energy and star quality to do the job in a modern world.”
She also reportedly said that she truly does not believe the monarchy has the “respect and power it once had.” The source continued, “In her eyes, William and Kate are the two people who can turn that around.”