"I don’t think he will want to continue being king when crowned heads of Europe have found that they can hand over to their heirs and see them become monarch and enjoy it," Burrell added. "The queen would never have done that because she came from a different generation, her entire life was molded around being a monarch. But the king will know exactly what to do and take a page out of Prince Philip’s book and say, ‘I’ve done enough’ and want to do things he wants to do."
The monarch of Great Britain takes an oath at their coronation to reign until death, which is how monarchy as a governmental practice has operated since time immemorial. The recent resignation of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark — who regularly stated over the years how she intended to die as Queen — came as a shock to royal traditionalists, and even King Harald V of Denmark shaded her for her backtracking decision.
But Burrell thinks King Charles will shake up the British Crown in a similar manner.
"I think the country will embrace a new, young king and Queen and it will complete the circle that Diana’s son will be king," Burrell further added. "In the autumn, if Kate’s health is well enough, I foresee a royal tour because the king and queen don’t like long-haul travel, so I see a tour to Canada or Australia for William and Kate and Kate is too big an asset for the royals to lose, she is the future of the family."
Burrell also stated: "They are very together and consolidated. I think the king has a plan for the next eight years, but I believe he will follow suit with the Queen of Denmark, he would want to see his son crowned. Who wouldn’t want to see their son reach the pinnacle of their career?"
The bestselling author concluded by pointing out how the current monarch may wish to initiate a new tradition in how the monarchy operates. "I think King Charles has a different approach to his mother: I think he will work hard for 10 years and then say it’s time for retirement and watch his son blossom."
The New York Post reported on Burrell's remarks.