Prince Charles may NOT become king, according to Prime Minister

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Prince Charles may NOT become king, according to Prime Minister

Prince Charles may not inherit all of the Queen’s head of state roles, according to a Prime Minister.


Queen Elizabeth II rules Britain and is still head of state of 15 Commonwealth realms, including Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

But when she is replaced by her son Charles, many nations are expected to review their ties to the crown.

With Charles expected to be a less popular ruler than his mum, there are fears that he may lose some of the Commonwealth nations.

Australia previously had a referendum in 1999, where 54.87% of the country voted to keep the Queen.

Prince Charles may not become King Photo (C) GETTY
Prince Charles may not become King Photo (C) GETTY

But Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull expects the issue to come back round when Charles takes over.

He said: “I don’t think it will become a frontline issue before then.”

“How utterly absurd that we have to borrow the monarch of another country”

Paul Keating

Former Australian PM Paul Keating hit out at the decision, and for Australia still having a British monarch.

Malcolm Turnbull expects the monarchy to be a problem Photo (C) GETTY
Malcolm Turnbull expects the monarchy to be a problem Photo (C) GETTY

He said: “How utterly absurd that we have to borrow the monarch of another country. How pathetic.”

Commonwealth nations Jamaica and Barbados have announced intentions to replace The Queen, but have yet to do so.

Any nations failing to change their constitution before the end of The Queen’s leadership will automatically have Charles instated as their King.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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