Kate Middleton and Prince William to succeed Queen Elizabeth II: Report

On 9 September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II became Britain's longest-ever reigning monarch.

Kate Middleton
Britain's Prince William (2nd L), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George (L) and Princess Charlotte (R) Reuters

An American magazine has come up with claims that Prince William and Kate Middleton will be the next king and queen of England. According to Star Magazine, the 90-year-old monarch wants the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to take up the throne.

An allged source said: "The queen made the shocking decision to step down from the throne — and instead of passing the crown to her son and rightful heir, Prince Charles, she's handing over the reign to William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and the historic coronation will happen this summer," the magazine quoted a palace insider as saying.

"It's a dramatic break from tradition for the queen to do this, and no one was more surprised than William and Kate," the insider added. "The queen informed them right after they came back from spending the holidays with Kate's family...They both started crying tears of joy."

On 9 September 2015, the Queen surpassed Queen Victoria to become Britain's longest-ever reigning monarch, and Prince Charles is the oldest heir to the throne in British history.

Recently, the health of Queen worried everyone as she missed church services on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. However, on 9 Januray she attended morning services at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham.