Prince Charles has been waiting for years to become king. But by the looks of it, he needs to wait a little longer because Queen Elizabeth II doesn’t seem to have plans to abdicate.

On the online forum site Quora, royal fans are wondering whether or not the heir to the throne still receives special training for his future role as king. And if Prince Charles is no longer being trained for the top job, royal fans are wondering when the royals figured out that he’s ready to ascend the throne.

Eileen Woods, a Republican since 1977, said that she doubts Prince Charles is still receiving special training at the moment. After all, it seems that there’s not much more that he needs to learn.

“He’s getting practical experience now, as Her Majesty has been turning over many duties to him. For all anyone knows, he’s been helping with the “unseen” duties (such as when she does the red boxes) for many years… But now he’s focusing on the public duties, such as laying the monarch’s Remembrance Day wreath,” she said.

Wood went on to say that Prince Charles no longer needs the experience of engaging in as many royal duties as possible. However, the public needs to see him doing those kinds of tasks.

“It’s weird, seeing the Queen on the balcony instead of standing, like a rock, in front of the Cenotaph, and Charles laying her wreath. But, in a couple of years, it will seem perfectly normal… So when the day comes that she’s not on the balcony and it’s King Charles laying the wreath, it will seem perfectly normal,” she added.

Wood concluded her answer by saying that it isn’t Prince Charles that needs more training but the public.

Rob Kaye, a former student at the University of Oxford, said that Prince Charles no longer needs special training since he’s already 70 years old. This means that he is ready to head the monarchy.

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Prince Charles waves as he attends the Royal Cornwall Show on June 7, 2018 in Wadebridge, United Kingdom. Getty Images/Time Rooke