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You must remember that the Emperor has already been given the right to abdicate.
When the queen suffered from a weekslong cold in December 2016, many believed that the 90-year-old might abdicate the throne, giving rise to questions whether Middleton could be the next queen.
One of the most damaging things leaders can do is to abdicate the accountability that comes with their jobs.
He said his meeting with the emperor would be 'kind of a homage to see the emperor before he abdicates.
Prince William, 34, would only become king if Prince Charles chooses to abdicate and pass the throne to him.
More popular than the Queen, "Prince William and Kate Middleton will top the monarchy once she abdicates next year and Camilla is refusing to accept the decision," according to a report posted on (http://www.