Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attend the 2017 Braemar Highland Gathering at The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park on September 2, 2017 in Braemar, Scotland.
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The Queen is said to be loading more responsibility onto Prince Charles' royal role in recent times, but royal experts say Her Majesty isn't planning on stepping down from the throne any time soon. 

Royal experts say the Queen is giving more and more responsibility to her son Prince Charles, who is next in the line of succession (opens in new tab), along with her grandson Prince William. 

The Queen, who is gearing up to celebrate her historic Platinum Jubilee, is ‘handing more over’ to Prince Charles - but will reportedly not be stepping down, despite her recent health struggles. 

Royal expert Angela Levin told GB News that Charles knows she will not abdicate, but said, "She's given Prince Charles a lot of extra obligations to fulfil for her which is quite right and he's accepted them quite well."

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster on October 14, 2019 in London, England. The Queen's speech is expected to announce plans to end the free movement of EU citizens to the UK after Brexit, new laws on crime, health and the environment.

Prince William and Kate Middleton have also been taking the lead (opens in new tab) within the Firm (opens in new tab), with many claiming that Kate is being very careful to not ‘upstage’ other senior members (opens in new tab), whilst also being the "perfect advert for the monarchy".

Royal commentator Jonathan Sacerdoti explained to the Express (opens in new tab) that William, Kate, and the rest of the family are "stepping up to the plate to support her and help her but without her needing to step down or away from the role".

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the finale of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations on June 5, 2012 in London, England.

Jonathan added, "I think they're making an excellent job of that at the moment. I think we're seeing that tested and I think it's passing that test."

The family has been rallying around Her Majesty since she not only suffered the loss of her husband, Prince Philip, to whom she was married for 73 years (opens in new tab).

The Queen has faced even more loss this year, entering 2022 with fresh mourning (opens in new tab) after a close friend died. The monarch lost two more friends (opens in new tab) just weeks after.

Now, the royal matriarch is enduring more stress, having been forced to strip Prince Andrew of his royal titles (opens in new tab), following the news that his bid to have Virginia Giuffre's civil case against him scrapped was dismissed.

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a Trainee News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has worked with the team for seven months. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on fashion, wellbeing, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life and is training for an NCTJ Qualification.