Royal succession: The ‘legal’ reason the Queen will never hand crown to ...

QUEEN ELIZABETH II will never retire because of legal and practical reasons according to a royal expert.

PUBLISHED: 22:31, Fri, Feb 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 22:31, Fri, Feb 14, 2020

Zoe Burrell and Angela Mollard were discussing the future of Queen Elizabeth II on the ROYALS podcast. Ms Mollard outlined that the Queen would never step down and hand the crown over to Prince Charles because "legally and practically there is no need" for her to do so. The Royal expert stated that instead, it is more effective for the Queen to remain the "figurehead" of the Royal Family.  

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Ms Burrell asked: "Do you think there is any chance the Queen will retire?"

Ms Mollard replied: "No I think she will pass work onto other members of the royal family but I don’t think she would ever step down.

"There is actually legally and practically no need to.

"The work can be done by others and she can just be more of a figurehead.

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"Why would she if she’s made it this far?"

Earlier on the podcast, Angela Mollard discussed the fact the Queen is just five years away

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