The royal commentator believes that there is one circumstance when The The Queen may abdicate – but believes that Her Majesty will continue to attend virtual events.
Jenny Bond, who spent 14 years as a royal correspondent for BBC News, said the 95-year-old queen was getting “weaker”.
Speaking to GB News, she described the “harsh” circumstances that must occur for the Queen to step down, suggesting that she could abdicate if it affects her “mental abilities”.
Ms. Bond said: “We are witnessing the transition of many responsibilities of the monarchy.”
The 73-year-old Prince Charles is increasingly taking the lead in public events such as the Royal Service on Thursday (April 14th).
Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen would not be present, and the Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were to represent The Royal Family.
Although she personally attends fewer events, the Queen seems very determined to continue her duties.
Ms. Bond continued, “She’s not going to abdicate unless something really drastic happens and she might lose her mental strength.
“But thanks to modern technology, she can continue to manage, stay in touch and interact with people because she can do it remotely.
“I think she likes it. She wants this contact with people.
“I think the Palace was very wise in announcing events that it will not do in advance, because otherwise we will be very shocked if it happens that day.”
The Queen also misses worship on Easter Sunday for the first time in 50 years, with her only previous absence due to a royal tour of New Zealand.
Earlier this month Her Majesty managed to visit the memorial to her late husband Prince Philip a year after his death at the age of 99.