Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II had a big announcement in store for her 92nd birthday last Saturday. After 65 years on the throne, Her Majesty has finally announced that her eldest son, Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, will be her successor in the event of her abdication.
Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s longest reigning monarch, so far surpassing her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria’s reign of 63 years, seven months, two days, 16 hours and 23 minutes by 2 years.
The announcement came as the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government at Buckingham Palace. The event was seen as an opportunity to rekindle the alliance with the 53 former British commonwealth countries and former colonies ahead of the implementation of Brexit.
The last time such an event was held was 20 years ago.
At the meeting the Queen told her guests:
“It is my sincere wish that the Commonwealth will continue to offer stability and continuity for future generations and will decide that one day the Prince of Wales should carry on the important work started by my father in 1949”
Prince Charles appeared happy to take over the role as leader of the Commonwealth of Nations where he will represent approximately 30% of the world’s population as a symbolic head.