Much like the British monarchy, when the current Aga Khan is ready to abdicate his post, he will personally choose a successor.
A palace insider however insisted to the Daily Beast today that the Queen was not about to abdicate.
Juan Carlos is the second European monarch to abdicate in just over a year.
In recent decades it has become the tradition for the monarch to abdicate.
They could not, however, do this until the Duke of Parma should die or abdicate.
The man might abdicate; but the magistrate was irremoveable.
After his death she was induced to abdicate in favor of the Republic of Venice, which took possession of Cyprus in 1487.
But Mary had only consented to abdicate because she felt sure of escape.
The emperor in his weakness was ready to abdicate but died before that stage was reached.
Here he held the famous council as to whether he should abdicate the Mexican throne or not.
1540s, "to disown, disinherit (children)," from Latin abdicatus, past participle of abdicare "to disown, disavow, reject" (specifically abdicare magistratu "renounce office"), from ab- "away" (see ab-) + dicare "proclaim," from stem of dicere "to speak, to say" (see diction). Meaning "divest oneself of office" first recorded 1610s. Related: Abdicated; abdicating.