First the Queen of Holland abdicates, now the Pope is calling it quits.
I wish the Queen of England would give it up and let someone else have a turn. It would make things more interesting. Not only would Charles move in and take over, but it would open things up to demands that Charles abdicate and let his more popular son, William, take over.
Even if William didn't want to shove his father out of the way, it would still create a bitter rivalry between father and son, like Jack and David Cassidy. Who wouldn't want to see that?