History repeats itself. One hundred years ago there was criticism of Queen Victoria because she refused to retire in favor of her son. When she died he was already 59 years old and reigned as king for only 9 years. Queen Elizabeth is following in the steps of her ancestor by hanging in there, while Prince Charles approaches the same age as Edward. Is the taste of power that sweet?
Was Queen for 63 years until her death at 81 years old.
Became King in 1901 at age 59.Was King for only 9 years.
Has been Queen for 50 years. She is now
76 years old.
Is now 54 years old.
If his mother lives to be the age of her mother, Charles will become king at age 79!