It looks like mom finally trusts him. At the ripe old age of 65, Prince Charles will finally get to start enjoying those top-tier royal responsibilities that his mother has maintained for over the past 50 years. The longest heir apparent to the throne will be taking on more of the Queen's public engagements and be the “face” of the royal family. Still Queen Elizabeth is not retiring yet. "The Queen is not shutting up shop. She is still the Queen and is still incredibly busy,” said an insider. Sorry, Charlie.