Prince Charles won’t likely receive a royal promotion in the near future, which means that he won’t be sitting on the throne anytime soon.

Years ago, Queen Elizabeth II made a stark comment following Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation. She told her friend that resigning from her position as the head of the monarchy is something that she will never do. If the Queen will stay true to her word, it is impossible for her to abdicate in the next couple of years.

Despite her age of 92, the Queen never sits down, and she is still known for working so fast.

“At the table, while listening to three different conversations going on – jumping back and forth between them,” the Queen’s friend said.

Matthew Robinson, a journalist for Express, said other leading European monarchs have broken tradition by abdicating in order to pass on the power and the title to their children. Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated in April 2013 after reigning for 33 years. Her son, William-Alexander was inaugurated as King on the same day.

King Juan Carlos I of Spain also abdicated from the throne in 2014, and his son, Felipe VI, took over. King Juan Carlos, I reigned for 39 years.

But it seems that Prince Charles doesn’t really mind not being called King anytime soon.

“Charles figured out a very long time ago that he was going to be Prince of Wales for a very long time. He planned his life accordingly, and he wouldn’t have been able to accomplish half of what he has if he had become King earlier,” one person said.

In April, Prince Charles was appointed as the Queen’s designated successor as the head of the Commonwealth.

“I am deeply touched and honored by the decision of Commonwealth Heads of State and Government that I should succeed the Queen, in due course, as the Head of the Commonwealth. Meanwhile, I will continue to support Her Majesty in every possible way, in the service of our unique family of nations,” he said.