Artists rendering showing Nostradamus and a fire in the background.

Did Nostradamus Predict the Death of Queen Elizabeth II and Future Abdication of King Charles III?

Many experts who have studied claim that Nostradamus, a reputed seer who in 1555 published Les Prophéties, a collection of 942 poetic quatrains predicted the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and a future abdication by King Charles III.

Les Prophéties, a collection of 942 poetic quatrains, was published in 1555 by Michel de Nostredame, who was more commonly known as Nostradamus. He was a French astrologer, apothecary, and physician, but more importantly, a very reputed seer.

A shocking interpretation of the quatrains written by Nostradamus, a man who many authors claim predicted the future hundreds of years before it happened, reveals that King Charles III may only hold the throne for a very short period of time, with the suggestion that Prince Henry (Harry) may succeed him.

A tome written more than 500 years ago by Nostradamus is said to have accurately predicted Queen Elizabeth II’s death in 2022, according to a writer who is known for interpreting Nostradamus’ predictions and publishing a book more than fifteen years ago.

Nostradamus: The Complete Prophecies for the Future, a 2005 book by Mario Reading, interprets prophetic quatrains written by the French seer in the 1550s. Among the many interpretations, the book refers to future events, including Elon Musk’s mission to Mars, which is apparently also predicted by Nostradamus, according to the author’s son.

Predictions of the future?

According to Mr. Reading, who passed away in 2017, Nostradamus’ quatrains, or four-line rhymes, were number-indexed to correspond to dates. Several years ago, Mario said his interpretations of what Nostradamus wrote were also right about the 2015 Paris terror attacks. “There are some very eerily prescient quatrains,” he said during a past interview.

“At the time, I had discussed them. In terms of index dates, I dated them between two and three years out, but you’ll realize their specificity when I read them to you,” he is quoted saying.

This excerpt is from Mario Reading's 2005 book 'Nostradamus: The Complete Prophecies for the Future' which is said to have accurately predicted the death of the Queen in 2022.
This excerpt is from Mario Reading’s 2005 book ‘Nostradamus: The Complete Prophecies for the Future’ which is said to have accurately predicted the death of the Queen in 2022.

He explains that the following quatrain: “Because of French carelessness and misunderstanding, the Mohammedans will find a way in. Blood will soak the Seine by land and sea; The Phoenician port will fill with sails and vessels …” is very specific to a Paris attack, the Seine.

Nostradamus is also said to have correctly predicted King Charles I would be executed during the English Civil War by the Parliamentarian ‘Roundheads’ in 1649. “There’s an extraordinary quatrain in index 49.” Mr. Redig said at the time.

“When Nostradamus says the English Parliament will kill their king, anyone who has studied history knows exactly what I’m talking about; at the time that Nostradamus wrote this, in 1555, no Parliament had ever executed a king.”

Nothing like that had ever happened before, and the beheading of Charles I took place in 1649.

A section of Mario’s interpretation also seemed to have predicted the death of Queen Elizabeth II in 2022. In the same section, curiously, is a prediction of the future of King Charles III. Nostradamus quatrain 10/22 reads: “Because they disapproved of his divorce, A man who later they considered unworthy; The People will force out the King of the islands; A Man will replace who never expected to be king .”

As Mario explained, he contended that this quatrain predicts King Charles will abdicate due to “resentments held against him by a certain proportion of the British population, following his divorce from Diana, Princess of Wales” and the “the relentless attacks on him and his second wife.”

In the end, the book states that Prince Harry will become the next Monarch – a man who would never have thought he would become king. As opposed to his brother William, the new Prince of Wales.

A conclusion

And while this may seem like an astonishing thing, it is very difficult to prove anything. In fact, most of what Nostradamus has written is biased in the way that anyone can interpret the quatrains in any way and can write his interpretation so that it suits or resembles a specific event or time in history.

And while all of the above really does seem interesting, it is hard to believe that he did indeed possess a strange way of observing future events before they had taken place. As I have written previously, and as skeptics argue, Nostradamus never had the ability to peer into the future and add that his entire book has been exploited in fallacious ways. Skeptics argue that the prophecies written by Nostradamus are nothing more than mere reinterpretations of events that were fittingly and accordingly adjusted to fit a specific historical event.


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Written by Ivan Petricevic

I've been writing passionately about ancient civilizations, history, alien life, and various other subjects for more than eight years. You may have seen me appear on Discovery Channel's What On Earth series, History Channel's Ancient Aliens, and Gaia's Ancient Civilizations among others.

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