The King of Spain abdicates – a Continental habit our Queen doesn’t go in for – Telegraph Blogs

And so it is goodbye from him, and it is good day from him (Photo: AP)

Just over a yr since Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated, King Juan Carlos has determined to comply with go well with.

Our Queen is 12 years older than each monarchs however she is very unlikely to comply with in their footsteps. Not solely does she have an impeccable document, in contrast to Juan Carlos, who has suffered numerous household scandals, and well being issues. But additionally Britain is not an abdication-pleasant nation – Queen Beatrix’s mom additionally abdicated.

Of course, we had Edward VIII, however his abdication was a one-off, a nationwide disaster that scarred the Queen’s life, in addition to that of her mother and father. She is seemingly allergic to the entire concept of abdication.

And, what’s extra, she is claimed to take her holy coronation vow very significantly certainly, as a spiritual obligation. The woman’s not for abdicating.

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