Royal expert Penny Junor told ITV’s documentary Inside the Crown: Secrets of the Royals that Queen Elizabeth II joked that Queen Juliana of the Netherlands abdication was “typically Dutch”. Ms Junor added that the Queen will never abdicate the throne.
Ms Junor said: “Years ago I remember one of her private secretaries telling her that Queen Juliana of the Netherlands abdicated and the Queen just looked at her and said ‘typically Dutch’.
“There is no question that the Queen will abdicate.”
Lady Glenconnor added: “The Queen’s mother lived until a good ole age and I think the Queen will too.”
After the sudden death of her father in 1952, Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne at the young age of 25.
Now 94, the Queen has recently celebrated her Sapphire Jubilee in 2017, marking 65 years on the throne.
Queen Elizabeth II is less than five years away from becoming the longest-reigning monarch of all time.
The Queen is currently ranked fourth on the list of longest-reigning monarchs.
Louis XIV of France holds the current record of 72 years and 109 days.
She continued: “So she has got a while to go, she has done 67 years and she has got to get 72 years and 110 days to eclipse Louis XIV of France who reigned from 1643- 1715.
“Which is a jolly long innings, anything could have killed you back then.
“So anyway she has got to do another five years.
“She is 94, wouldn’t you just love her to get to be 100 and to be the longest-reigning monarch of all time.”