Prince Philip’s retirement isn’t a couple-thing
When Prince Philip retired in May, people began to wonder if the Queen would join her husband. In fact, the absence of such a declaration by the Queen would appear to be proof of the opposite.
Prince Philip’s retirement actually gives the monarchy a youthful glow
As a result of Prince Philip’s retirement, Queen Elizabeth II has been accompanied at many public events by her son and grandsons. With Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry taking on the role that Prince Philip once played, the monarchy automatically has been giving a bit of a facelift, appearing younger and more vibrant as a result.
She’s already delegating anyway
The Queen has lately been delegating more and more of her duties to her children and grandchildren. In doing so, she’s demonstrating her capacity to rule, as well as her effectiveness. Why would the Queen take the much more extreme step of abdicating if she’s able to take the smaller steps of delegating her duties to the younger royals?