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Friday, April 27, 2018
Prince of Wales Confirmed to Succeed Her Majesty as Head of the Commonwealth.
Following a long hiatus it is with renewed vigour that I return to write this blog. Whilst somewhat short, my first article will discuss the recent confirmation by leaders of the Commonwealth of Nations, that His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales will succeed Her Majesty as the Head of the Commonwealth. In response, His Royal Highness issued a statement saying, "I am deeply touched and honoured by the decision of Commonwealth Heads of State and Government that I should succeed The Queen, in due course, as Head of the Commonwealth," "Meanwhile, I will continue to support Her Majesty in every possible way, in the service of our unique family of nations."
This announcement came on the back of a rare public appeal by Her Majesty for the Prince of Wales to be her successor, when Her Majesty said;
"It is my sincere wish that the Commonwealth will continue to offer stability and continuity for 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 announcement had followed some speculation in the press, that His Royal Highness was not certain to succeed Her Majesty and that the position could be one of election, as a means to build upon the Commonwealths democratic credentials.
The BBC was reporting that a source had told them that “There are various formulas being played with,” and questioning whether “Should it always be the heir to the throne or Prince Charles himself? Is it the person or the position?”
Fortunately for now, despite the fact that many of the realms are being led by republicans, common sense has prevailed. It is now expected that owing to Her Majesties age and His Royal Highnesses succession as Head of the Commonwealth confirmed, the Prince of Wales will now begin taking on a greater workload when it comes to Commonwealth affairs.