Queen Elizabeth has decided, Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, would succeed her as king and queen-according to Life & Style Magazine.
The queen made this decision knowing that William and Kate’s popularity would bring positive attention, back to the Monarchy.
In years past, there has been ceaseless amounts of negative news, that has affected Buckingham Palace. Most of the negative attention, mostly surrounded, Prince Charles(the queen’s first son). The 68 year old Prince Charles is understandably disappointed and is currently working through some tension between him and his son, Prince William.
Queen Elizabeth, at 91, has no intention Of abdicating the throne and takes her duties as queen, very seriously, because Edward VIII, Prince Charles`uncle, had abdicated the throne in 1936, in order to be free to marry his lover, American divorcée, Wallis Simpson.
William and Kate will dutifully accept but Kate would rather shy away from the extra scrutiny from the outside world would bring, once they become King and Queen. Kate is fiercely protective of her family and loves being a hands on mother to her 4 year old son, Prince George and his 2 year old sister Princess Charlotte. As such she would rather spend more time being the kind of mother, she knows, her young children should have.
Nevertheless, the palace is excited because, the very fact that the world knows that the queen has chosen Prince William and Kate, will bring the monarchy, an opportunity for a fresh and modern start.