SHOCKING: Finally Queen Elizabeth Intervention for Prince Charles

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Queen in SHOCK intervention: ‘Charles SHOULD become Head of Commonwealth’

THE QUEEN has given her firm backing to Prince Charles replacing her as Head of the Commonwealth – despite concerns within the union of nations.

The Queen has told Commonwealth leaders gathered at Buckingham Palace for the opening of a major summit that she hopes they will choose the Prince of Wales to succeed her as head of the Commonwealth.

The Queen has backed Prince Charles as the next Head of the Commonwealth Photo (C) PA, GETTY
The Queen has backed Prince Charles as the next Head of the Commonwealth Photo (C) PA, GETTY

She told the heads of state from across the globe: “It is my sincere wish that the Commonwealth will continue to offer stability and continuity to future generations, and will decide that one day the Prince of Wales should carry on the important work started by my father in 1949.”

This comes despite concerns within the Commonwealth that Prince Charles would not make a suitable head and a growing campaign to elect a leader on a rotational basis.

There has been speculation for a number of years about whether the heir to the throne will succeed the Queen, who has been head of the Commonwealth since coming to the throne in 1952.

The position is not automatically held by the British monarch, and the BBC reported earlier this year the topic would be discussed by the world leaders when they go into retreat at Windsor Castle, holding informal discussions without aides or advisers present.

A statement on the Commonwealth Secretariat website states: “When the Queen dies or if she abdicates, her heir will not automatically become Head of the Commonwealth.

“It will be up to the Commonwealth heads of government to decide what they want to do about this symbolic role.”

SHOCKING: Finally Queen Elizabeth Intervention for Prince Charles
SHOCKING: Finally Queen Elizabeth Intervention for Prince Charles

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has also spoken out against Charles replacing the Queen.

He said: “The Queen is obviously very personally committed to the Commonwealth.

“After her, I think it’s time for the Commonwealth to decide who its own president is on a rotational basis.”

And Kate Osamor, the Shadow International Development Secretary and MP for Edmonton said: “I just don’t think it should be him.

“I don’t really know what he’s been up to of late. He’s not been that vocal on issues.”

The prime minister of Malta Dr Joseph Muscat, outgoing chair-in-office of the Commonwealth, also backed Charles as head of the Commonwealth, seeming to confirm the prince’s future role was a certainty.

“We are equally elated by the vigour with which His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales actively participates in Commonwealth affairs and puts a strong Commonwealth dimension in his various national and global ventures,” Dr Muscat said in a speech at the ceremony.

The Queen walked around the gardens of Buckingham Palace with Sir David Attenborough Photo (C) ITV
The Queen walked around the gardens of Buckingham Palace with Sir David Attenborough Photo (C) ITV

“We are certain that, when he will be called upon to do so, he will provide solid and passionate leadership for our Commonwealth.”

Downing Street said on Monday that a decision on whether the prince should succeed his mother as Commonwealth head was expected from the presidents and prime ministers on Friday, and reports have stated the mood is Charles will get their backing.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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