In Britain, pending royal birth puts spotlight on aging monarch

  • Article by: Anthony Faiola , Washington Post
  • Updated: July 12, 2013 - 3:15 PM

LONDON – Aging monarchs in the Netherlands and Belgium stepped down this year to make room for the next generation of Europe’s crowned heads. But here in Britain, the birth in the coming days of a royal baby will have heirs stacking up like so many planes at this city’s super-clogged Heathrow International Airport.

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DufferHJul. 12, 1312:02 AM

Unlike other European countries, there is no precedent for a crowned British monarch to resign. Edward VIII was never crowned. He abdicated before his planned coronation. I bet she'll stay on the job til death.

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maclennanJul. 12, 13 6:09 AM

I suspect Queen Elizabeth II wouldn't mind besting Queen Victoria's mark as the longest-reigning female monarch of record, which I believe would occur in the September-2015 timeframe.

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MartokJul. 12, 13 6:17 AM

Agreed. I have a difficult time seeing her abdicating under any circumstances.

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barbjensJul. 12, 13 6:40 AM

She seems to be doing what needs to be done. I don't think Charles should follow her. His behavior while married to Diana was despicable and then he married the woman he "played" with during his marriage. But rules are rules I guess.

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suburban momJul. 12, 13 5:09 PM

re: "await the arrival of her first great grandchild" baby will not be the queen's first great grandchild. Princes Anne has two granddaughters and this child will be the queen's third great grandchild.

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lindsaytJul. 12, 13 9:12 PM

You can tell this was written by an American because anybody in the Commonwealth would know that the Queen is "Her Majesty", not "Her Royal Highness". The latter is a princess' title, currently used by Princess Kate, among others. The former title, "Her Majesty" is the only correct title for the Queen.

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