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When Prince Charles becomes King will Elizabeth II be known as the King Mother?

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04/23/2014

It is highly unlikely that Queen Elizabeth II will still be alive when the Prince of Wales becomes King, but if she were to abdicate she would possibly be known as the Queen Dowager (King Mother would be the form following her mother's decision not to be the Dowager Queen, although at that time there was already a Queen Dowager, Mary relict of George V) although that title technically belongs to a relict of a King.

There is no precedent for the abdication of a British Queen regnant however in those countries where this is common I believe the former monarch is referred to as Prince/Princess. Following the abdication of Edward VIII he was granted the title of Duke of Windsor and the style of HRH.