StephenOABC saidWhile Queen Elizabeth is not about to let Camilla move up the ladder in the royal family, The Regency Act passed by the Parliament allows an ailing monarch to be replaced by King Charles and Camilla ...
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Despite the recent rumors of Charles' affair with American singer, Barbra Streisand, ...
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This article is full of misinformation. First of all, the Queen is not the Queen Mother. Her own late mother had that nonofficial title, when Elizabeth's father King George VI died. Elizabeth II is simply known as Her Majesty, the Queen, no "mother" involved.
Second, the Regency Act allows the heir to the throne to become the Regent if the Monarch becomes incapacitated, as determined by Parliament. When that happened to George III (the famous King during our American Revolution), his son & heir became Prince Regent, not King, until his father died some years later. Then he was crowned as George IV.
This period in British history is in fact known as "The Regency", 1811-1820. Prince Charles cannot become King until either his mother the Queen actually dies, or she abdicates the throne.
The situation with Camilla is more uncertain. As a divorced woman she may not be able to take the title of Queen when Charles becomes King. This is unchartered territory.
But it is also true that Queen Elizabeth II cannot unilaterally alter the Act of Succession to bypass Charles. Perhaps Parliament would find that his divorce & remarriage disqualifies him from the throne, when the time comes. Then his son William would become King. But changes to the succession is speculation, which has been debated in the UK for years.