A tabloid claimed that Queen Elizabeth is planning to step down from her post and Camilla Parker Bowles was, allegedly, prepping for a big promotion.
Twelve months ago, according to OK!, Camilla Parker Bowles, wife of Prince Charles was preparing to hold the royal duties as the Queen plans to step down. According to the tabloid, “amid rumors that Queen Elizabeth will soon hand over reigning duties to her eldest son.”
As the news was circulating, the magazine asserted that Parker Bowles was “prepping for an exciting new reality” as an ascending co-ruler of England. While Charles would become king, Parker Bowles would “likely ascend to princess consort, rather than queen,” but the magazine maintained that she wouldn’t take issue with the title.
However, according to the tabloid’s insider, she will “accept whatever title she’s given without making a fuss” since she will “still get to enjoy all the benefits and responsibilities of co-ruler.”
That being said, it gets one important point wrong: the queen is not stepping down. The tabloids love to report that Queen Elizabeth is ending her rule early, but it isn’t true. The queen has always maintained that she intends to hold her title for the remainder of her life.
Gossip Cop debunked the story yet again by stating that ‘while OK! is definitely guilty of spreading false information about the royals in the past, other tabloids are just as bad when it comes to this type of rumor.’
The Globe reported that Prince Charles was seizing the throne from his mother over concerns that she’s “unfit to rule.” Then Us Weekly alleged that Charles was actually being skipped in the line of succession in favor of Prince William. And most recently, New Idea took a shot at the rumor, also claiming Queen Elizabeth was stepping down. All of these reports were published in the last month.
Clearly, this rumor comes up a lot in the tabloids, but its popularity doesn’t make it any truer. Queen Elizabeth is not stepping down, and Prince Charles will succeed her when she passes.