It has been confirmed that the Prince of Wales will become the next Head of the Commonwealth once the reign of Queen Elizabeth II comes to an end.
All 53 Commonwealth leaders agreed with The Queen that Prince Charles would be the most suitable person to lead the Commonwealth forward.
The decision was made at Windsor Castle on Friday morning.
It had been suggested that whoever should succeed The Queen should be elected to the role and it should be served on a termly basis.
Many politicians from the Commonwealth nations have expressed their support for Prince Charles over the past week of events in London.
Yesterday, while officially opening the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, The Queen expressed her own opinion on the matter.
She 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.
While Prince Charles will become Head of State to 16 out of the 53 Commonwealth Nations, his role of Head of the Commonwealth was not decided until today.
According to the Commonwealth’s guidance on governance “Queen Elizabeth II is Head of the Commonwealth. There is no maximum fixed term for the Head of The Commonwealth. The choice of successive Heads will be made collectively by Commonwealth leaders.”
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