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Nearing Milestone, Queen Elizabeth Shows no Sign of Stepping Aside

After 63 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth next month becomes Britain's longest-ruling monarch but there is little prospect of her stepping aside, as other aging European crowned heads have done, in favor of her son, Charles. Those close to Elizabeth — who on Sept. 9 takes the long-service record from her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria — say the 89-year-old has no intention of succumbing to the European fashion for abdication. That means Prince Charles, 66,...

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