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The Commonwealth: Why there is a question about who should succeed the Queen?


The talks are that there are chances the role as the head of the Commonwealth might not pass to Charles. Though, the Queen wants her first born to succeed.

As stated earlier, the Commonwealth has started their discussions on who should take Queen Elizabeth’s place after her.

According to some reports, a ‘high-level group’ of seven former Commonwealth ministers will have a meet in London to review how the international organisation runs. On asking the senior sources, those present at the gathering will take many things into consideration. One of them will be on who should take over from Queen Elizabeth when she dies or abdicates.

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Although the Prince of Wales, Charles will inherit the throne.

Queen Elizabeth’s role as the head of the Commonwealth is not at all hereditary. It will not be passed automatically to her first born, Charles. The agenda for the all-day meeting, would be strict and a straight forward one. There will be a discussion of ‘wider governance considerations’ which is said to be the code for the succession.

On talking to our sources, they said: “I imagine the question of the succession, however distasteful it may naturally be, will surely come up”. Another source added: “The issue is likely to be discussed by Commonwealth leaders when they meet without officials ‘on retreat’ at Windsor Castle”.

The group is expected to report their suggestions to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London this April.

Queen Elizabeth, who will turn 92 this year, is supporting her son, Prince Charles to succeed her. At an event in the year 2015, Her Majesty said that she could not ‘wish to have been better supported and represented in the Commonwealth than by the Prince of Wales. He continues to give so much to it with great distinction’.

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Queen Elizabeth became the Head of the Commonwealth on her accession in 1952. Her Majesty’s role carries no formal functions. But, has immense symbolic significance and has helped to underline the sense of the Commonwealth as a family of nations.