Is King Charles Planning To Strengthen His Reign Amid Abdication Rumors? Report

King Charles decided to become a patron of the RNLI. The monarch is keeping the family tradition alive by supporting the charity.

Published on May 15, 2024  |  03:28 PM IST |  56.4K
King Charles Makes Massive Decision Amid Rumors Of Him Renouncing The Throne
King Charles Makes Massive Decision Amid Rumors Of Him Renouncing The Throne (PC: Getty Images)

King Charles’s health has been the focus of concern for the people. Rumors about a possible abdication were also flying around. He is currently getting treated for his cancer and recovering away from the public eye.

The King made a massive decision amid rumors of him renouncing his throne. Here’s what King Charles did that might be an indication of his choice.

King Charles’ big decision 

King Charles has made a decision that could be to strengthen his reign. The King was diagnosed with cancer in February and briefly took time off his duties to receive treatment. The royal fans have been extremely concerned about his health while many considered if abdicating his throne would be in his best interest.

Charles made a massive decision amid all the abdication rumors. Recently he decided to be a patron of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The RNLI official account took to X to declare the news. The RNLI was founded in 1824. 

Charles was not the only royal to support the charity, his mother Queen Elizabeth II also supported it. George IV was the first patron to support the cause. The RNLI is a lifeboat service and has saved 146,000 lives and counting. 

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RNLI chief executive Mark Dowie spoke about how the institution is “honored” by the King’s involvement. "All volunteers, supporters, and staff will be extremely proud that the King has honored the RNLI with His Majesty's patronage,” he said. 

Another fact that Dowie pointed out is that 2024 marks the 200th anniversary year of the RNLI. He added, “As we reflect on all that has gone before in the reigns of His Majesty's forebears, together with the RNLI's bright future as we head into our third century of lifesaving."

Prince William under pressure

King Charles's sickness took a toll on Prince William who is next in line for the throne. William took time off from his public duties to spend time with his wife Kate Middleton who was also diagnosed with cancer. Willaim returned to his duties in full swing after a brief break to spend time with his wife and kids. The prince was seen at photographed at multiple social engagements.

A source told People that the Prince is “digging deep.” The insider explained, “Whether you're a prince or a pauper, no one would expect anything like this with his father and his wife both being treated for cancer."  

Royal biographer Robert Lacey also spoke about how William is currently under enormous pressure “both as a parent and inheritor of the family business.” Lacey praised the prince for handling the situation calmly.

ALSO READ: Prince William Is 'Prioritizing' Kate Middleton Amid Her Cancer Treatment; Here's What Insiders Have To Say

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