The 96-year-old monarch, who has offered her service and dedication to her duties for 70 years, would prepare the Firm for her son and heir to become king. In order for the succession to run smoothly, the queen is said to manage the “loose ends” within her family.
Prince Charles has intervened several times to represent the monarchy when the Queen had to withdraw due to her failing health.
One such occasion was the State Opening of Parliament in May, which was opened by the Prince of Wales and Prince William, second in line to the throne.
Royal biographer Andrew Morton, who recently published an insightful biography of Queen Elizabeth II, has detailed the monarch’s exact plans as she enters the final years of her historic reign.
Speaking to the Mirror’s royal podcast, Pod Save the Queen, he said: “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 and took care of her. making sure everything was in order.neat so there is a neatness about her character.
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“And you can see that there is a lot of clearing going on at the moment towards the end of the reign. The biggest problem that needed clearing up was Camilla and what she will be called in the future.
“The Queen has bought step by step” [Camilla’s] status higher and higher. A few years ago, she put her on the Privy Council so she could be there when the succession was announced.
“Then she became a member of the Order of the Garter and finally she says she would like Camilla to be called Queen Consort.
“That kind of ended the debate because when Prince Charles first married Camilla, the mood music was that she would never be called queen and within a few years they came back very quickly.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall are currently in Rwanda for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. Charles represents the Queen, head of the Commonwealth, at the top of the world.
There, the Prince of Wales attended a series of engagements, while Camilla is expected to deliver a keynote speech at a Violence Against Women and Girls event in Rwanda ahead of the Commonwealth leaders’ summit.
Speaking about the impending transition with Prince Charles to the throne, the author said: “This will be the smoothest transition in history, especially since Queen Victoria and Edward VII.
“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.”