Queen Elizabeth previously made her thoughts about abdicating clear.

In the book “The Firm,” royal biographer Penny Junor said that Her Majesty had an outrageously curt response after she was told that the Queen of the Netherlands just abdicated.

“The Queen has supposedly slowed down a little, but there is absolutely no chance of her retiring to potter anywhere. When she was nearing 60, her press secretary had his knuckles rapped… He rang the Queen from the squawk-box on his desk and told her that Queen Juliana of the Netherlands had just abdicated. ‘Typical of the Dutch,’ said the Queen, and hung up on him,” Junor said.

According to Junor, the Queen’s statement proved that she herself will never abdicate no matter what happens.

“Even if she became incapacitated in some way it is still unthinkable that she would abdicate; far more likely that a regency would be adopted,” she said.

But according to “Royal Central” editor Lydia Starbuck, there is one scenario in which the Queen could be forced to abdicate from the throne. If the 93-year-old monarch is diagnosed with dementia, Prince Charles would be forced to step in.

“It does raise questions. Hypothetically in the future, if someone who was ruling were to develop a condition like dementia… At what stage can others step in to either become regent or to take responsibility away because often it’s a very difficult area that people are capable in some areas of their life and losing abilities in others,” she said.

However, Starbuck also said that the Queen’s possible abdication won’t be in its entirety. Rather, Prince Charles will simply be named as her regent in case. And the only time that she will pass on the throne to her eldest son for good is after she passes away.

At present, Prince Charles is already taking over some of the Queen’s royal duties and engagements in preparation for his future role.

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Queen Elizabeth II is seen at the Chichester Theatre while visiting West Sussex on Nov. 30, 2017, in Chichester, United Kingdom. Getty Images/Stuart C. Wilson