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Britain ruled out Elizabeth II’s abdication after Prince Philip’s death

British Queen Elizabeth II will not abdicate after the death of her husband Prince Philip, according to British experts interviewed by Reuters.





“I can assure you that the queen will not abdicate. There are all signs that the queen is in very good health, and with any luck, she will remain our queen as long as possible,” royal historian Hugo Vickers said.

That said, experts have conceded that Elizabeth II will hand over even more responsibilities to her 72-year-old son Prince Charles and other members of the royal family.

“Although the queen may step back a bit and we will see Princes Charles and William more often for doing representative work<…> the queen will remain queen,” assured Robert Lacy, another royal historian.

On April 9 it became known that the husband of British Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip died at the age of 99.

On February 16, the husband of the British queen was hospitalized. A month later, he left Edward VII Hospital after a successful heart operation.

At the time, a source from the royal entourage reported that it was not the  that caused the hospitalization. Philip and Elizabeth were among the first in to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. The Duke of Edinburgh has been hospitalized several times recently since 2017 because of heart problems.



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