Prince William Gives Throne to His Father? How Does This Play Out?

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    Nov 05, 2014 11:13 PM GMT
    Queen Elizabeth has been informed that Prince William has opted against taking the throne after her death, with the prince urging the queen to pass on the crown to Prince Charles.

    http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1061397-queen-elizabeth-told-to-bypass-prince-william-for-throne-because-of-kate-middleton/
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    Nov 05, 2014 11:31 PM GMT
    While 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 ...

    The article continues and I see, What?!

    Despite the recent rumors of Charles' affair with American singer, Barbra Streisand, ...

    http://www.kdramastars.com/articles/49867/20141103/prince-charles-and-camilla-king-queen-rumors-queen-mother-says-she-will-not-abdicate-refuting-alzheimers-but-charles-could-take-over-as-king.htm

    This passing phrase is sort of interesting, if true.
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    Nov 05, 2014 11:34 PM GMT
    Diana loved him very much but he went back to her whom he had not been allowed to wed.
    H Cupit , England

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    Nov 05, 2014 11:35 PM GMT
    There are many things about The Queen we don't know, but one thing is for certain; she is an absolute stickler for tradition and protocol. The idea she would ever countenance throwing out the rule book and changing the line of succession is nonsense. There is also the small matter of the law. It would require an Act of Parliament to change the line of succession and even The Queen cannot magic one of those up whenever she feels like it. She could always try persuading Charles to marry a Catholic or abdicate once King, but otherwise, it's a done deal. William's view on the matter is irrelevant and he cannot 'give up' what he never had (i.e the right to queue-jump his dad).
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    Nov 06, 2014 12:07 AM GMT
    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 ...

    The article continues and I see, What?!

    Despite the recent rumors of Charles' affair with American singer, Barbra Streisand, ...

    http://www.kdramastars.com/articles/49867/20141103/prince-charles-and-camilla-king-queen-rumors-queen-mother-says-she-will-not-abdicate-refuting-alzheimers-but-charles-could-take-over-as-king.htm

    This passing phrase is sort of interesting, if true.

    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.
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    Nov 12, 2014 3:30 AM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidThere are many things about The Queen we don't know, but one thing is for certain; she is an absolute stickler for tradition and protocol. The idea she would ever countenance throwing out the rule book and changing the line of succession is nonsense. There is also the small matter of the law. It would require an Act of Parliament to change the line of succession and even The Queen cannot magic one of those up whenever she feels like it. She could always try persuading Charles to marry a Catholic or abdicate once King, but otherwise, it's a done deal. William's view on the matter is irrelevant and he cannot 'give up' what he never had (i.e the right to queue-jump his dad).


    Charles is in no way disqualified? Art_Deco alluded to that.
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    Nov 12, 2014 3:34 AM GMT
    I don't know. In the public eye, it seems like the son and wife are next to be king and queen. King and queen seems to beat king and wife.

    The father doesn't seem to have as many public duties and diplomatic appearances as the son and as he once had with his princess (Diana).

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    Nov 12, 2014 3:34 AM GMT
    Maybe the father should give up the throne to the son.
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    Nov 12, 2014 8:48 AM GMT
    maybe the kid grew a conscious - good for him