Queen Elizabeth II to hand over certain responsibilities to Prince Charles

Queen Elizabeth II to hand over certain responsibilities to Prince Charles

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is getting ready to hand over a portion of her responsibilities to her son and heir, Prince Charles. Media reports in the UK said on Monday, January 20, 2014 that the new arrangement?s first step will be to merge the Queen?s and Prince Charles?s press offices.

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This means that all upcoming announcements about the monarch and her son will be coming from the same source. Another change is that Charles will be doing less ‘campaigning’ in the name of various organizations and charities and will be handling much more of the public work. The Queen will turn 88 in April 2014 and will mark 62 years on the British throne on February 6, 2014 and will become the second longest-reigning monarch in Britain’s history after Queen Victoria.

In addition to that, the Prince of Wales is the longest-serving heir apparent in British history and is also the oldest heir to the throne in three centuries. Other reports say that Prince Philip and the Queen are planning to travel to Rome in 2014 and will also visit Normandy with Prince Charles to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

The Queen will not be traveling long distances on diplomatic missions any longer and will leave the majority of work to Charles. Sally Osman, the Prince’s aid has been named the media chief for the entire royal family.

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