The royal family is allegedly in discussions when it comes to Queen Elizabeth’s future as the British monarch.

In its March 28 issue, New Idea claimed that the royal family couldn’t help but be concerned after the queen skipped the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey.

The monarch was scheduled to make an appearance event, but her arrival was canceled at the last minute. Instead, the heirs to the throne and their spouses took over the queen’s spot.

A source claimed that Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince William, and Kate Middleton thought that the queen would also be there that’s why they didn’t prepare to talk to the press beforehand.

“You could tell they were just putting on a brave face. They didn’t stop to speak to as many people as usual, and when anyone enquired after the queen, they gave benign answers,” the source said.

The insider added that they are ongoing discussions about the queen’s future as the monarch. The members of the royal family are allegedly having serious talks as to whether she should continue her role or abdicate altogether.

“Everyone wants to see her end her reign naturally. But some rather uncomfortable conversations are now being had at a very senior level,” the source said.

Additionally, the royal family couldn’t also help but wonder whether the queen would be able to attend her Platinum Jubilee in June. After all, she canceled most of her appearances in recent months.

“It’s hoped they’ll at least be able to get her there, and there’s no way she’d want to miss it but it’s a sensitive matter. Charles is already king in all but name with the way he’s been stepping in for his mother recently,” the source said.

However, one should take the tabloid’s claims with a grain of salt. As of late, there’s no indication that the royal family is worried about the queen canceling her appearances at the last minute. After all, they were most likely informed by the decision beforehand.

And it’s not also true that there are ongoing discussions with regards to the queen’s future. Throughout the years, royal experts have made it clear that the queen won’t ever abdicate. And the only time that she would stop being a monarch is after she dies or becomes unable to perform her duties to a serious illness.