Queen Elizabeth II’s heir apparent, Prince Charles, has been waiting for more than six decades to take over the top post of the British monarchy. But if a recent report is to be believed, Her Majesty thinks that her second child, Princess Anne, might be a better monarch than her eldest child.

According to New Idea, Queen Elizabeth II has been in secret discussions with her daughter, Princess Anne, regarding the role that she might play in the future. Her Majesty wants Anne to be a close advisor to Charles when he ascends the throne so the monarchy can thrive.

In fact, the Queen has given Anne more power because she’s reportedly dissatisfied with how Charles handled Prince Andrew’s current predicament due to his prior association with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.

“Andrew has always been the Queen’s favourite child and she has brushed away many of his misadventures,” biographer Angela Levin said. “The entire situation has been handled badly.”

As a result, Her Majesty might want to remain in power for as long as she can. “I think we will see her have more days off but she will remain head of the monarchy until she dies,” Princess Diana’s psychic Sally Morgan said.

In fact, Morgan predicts that Anne will become increasingly important in the future as Queen Elizabeth hands over more duties to her. “Next year for Princess Anne will be a year where secretly she will see more of the Queen and Prince Philip,” Morgan said. “She’ll be seen with the Queen a lot more at official engagements.”

It’s not just Her Majesty who thinks that Anne would make a very capable monarch. “She is a ‘take-no-prisoners’ type of person,” royal expert Marlene Koenig said. “She would be a very grounded heir to the throne.”

Unfortunately, Princess Anne’s chances of becoming queen is very slim now. There was a time when Princess Anne was the second in line to the throne, but that all changed when Princes Andrew and Edward were born.

At that time, the British rules of succession followed male-preference primogeniture, which basically meant that brothers will always be ranked higher than sisters. Thus, Andrew and Edward ranked higher than Anne in the line of succession.

In 2011, Commonwealth leaders decided that gender should not be a factor in the line of succession but the order of birth. This was finalized by the Succession to the Crown Act passed by Parliament in 2013. However, it won’t change Anne’s ranking as the changes only apply to royals born after Oct. 28, 2011.

Prnce Charles, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Anne Prince Charles, Prince of Wales; Queen Elizabeth II; and Princess Anne, Princess Royal, attend the 2018 Braemar Highland Gathering at the Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park on Sept. 1, 2018, in Braemar, Scotland. Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage