REVEALED: Prince Charles PLANS to make Australia a republic when he becomes king
PRINCE Charles, who is next-in-line to the throne wants Australia to become a republic says a former Prime Minster as the royal gets ready to visit for the Commonwealth Games this month, it has been reported.
Former Australian Prime Minster Paul Keating has claimed the next-in-line to the throne wants Australia to be independent of the British Monarchy.
Mr Keating said: ”I have no doubt he believes Australia should be free of the British monarchy and that it should make its own way in the world.
“Why would he or any one of his family want to visit Australia pretending to be, or representing its aspirations as, its head of state?”
He added: “But none of that is to diminish the commitment and sense of duty that Prince Charles displays towards Great Britain and, as constitutional arrangements stand, towards Australia.
“He is a great friend of Australia there is no doubt about that.”
In response to Mr Keating’s comments Tony Abbot, another former Australian PM, wrote on Twitter: “Prince Charles would just want to do his duty and he shouldn’t be verballed by an ex-PM.”
According to Troy Bramston, a senior writer and columnist, Clarence House has already released a statement about Mr Keating’s claim.
He wrote: “Her Majesty The Queen and The Prince of Wales have always made it clear that they believe the future of the Monarchy in Australia is a matter for the Australian people to decide.”
It is believed in December, the Australian Republic Movement wrote a letter to the Duke of Cornwall and invited the Prince of Wales to give a speech about the future of the monarchy in the country.
However, Prince Charles reportedly declined the invitation.
The Prince will be in Australia this month for the start of the Commonwealth Games.
The Games will kick-off with the Royal reading the Queen’s “secret message in a bottle.”
Prince Charles will have to remove the message from a baton that has made its way around the former British Empire nations that make up the Commonwealth.
Commonwealth Games Federation CEO David Grevemberg said: “It all goes back to her speech to the Commonwealth on her 21st birthday in Cape Town in 1947 and dedicating her life to the Commonwealth.
“The Commonwealth is about selfless leadership and no one is perhaps a better exponent of that than the Queen.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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