Prince Charles will most likely never murder his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. But royal fans posed the hypothetical question online.

On the online forum site Quora, royal fans discussed what would happen if the heir to the throne kills the monarch. Mark Bellis, a citizen of the United Kingdom, said that scenario is unlikely but if it will happen, Prince Charles will most likely not be the one to pull the trigger on the Queen.

“It would be done in a non-attributable, inferred way so that Prince Charles would have a solid defense. In some cases of murder, a person has hired a hitman… Both are tried, one for conspiracy to murder and the other for both conspiracy and the act… In the royal case, it would never be a direct instruction so that conspiracy could not be pinned on the prince… The prince would also be far away at the time the act was committed,” he said.

Jake Williams said that if Prince Charles murders the Queen, the monarchy would come to an end.

“If Charles was to be a murderer, and we lost the Queen all in one swoop then I don’t see survival. William would probably be crowned and stay King, but out of the eye of the media until most people forget about the whole thing… He’d probably live out his life in Cambridge,” he said.

The royal fan also said that he thinks Prince George is destined to be the last King of the United Kingdom.

Eileen Wood, a real estate assistant, said that it would an interesting legal conundrum if Prince Charles murders Her Majesty. If Prince Charles is already the monarch when he commits the murder, he wouldn’t be able to be charged with the crime. Otherwise, he would definitely be held accountable for the incident.

Matt Lever, a resident of the United Kingdom, made light of the situation by saying that it was probably Prince Charles that wrote the question on Quora because he can’t help but think why his mother is still alive at the age of 93.

Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles pose with officers during an official visit to the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment at Hyde Park Barracks on October 24, 2017 in London. Getty Images/Chris Jackson