Charles to be next Commonwealth head

Latest news

    Prince Charles and QueenImage copyright Reuters
    Image caption The Queen had given her backing to Prince Charles replacing her as Commonwealth head

    The Prince of Wales will be the next head of the Commonwealth, the BBC understands.

    The Queen had said it was her “sincere wish” that Prince Charles would succeed her in the role “one day”.

    Leaders of the Commonwealth have been discussing the issue at a meeting behind closed doors at Windsor Castle.

    The non-hereditary role would not have automatically passed to Prince Charles, with some suggestions it might rotate among the 53 leaders.

    The BBC’s diplomatic correspondent James Landale said a source had told the BBC that Commonwealth leaders had agreed the appointment.

    Prime Minister Theresa May and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau had earlier given their backing to Prince Charles.

    Image copyright Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
    Image caption Theresa May had given her backing to Prince Charles

    The meeting during a two-day summit involved 46 heads of Commonwealth governments and foreign ministers from the remaining seven countries.

    The Commonwealth represents about 2.4bn people, but critics say the organisation is so disparate that it struggles to know what it is for, BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond said.

    View the original article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43840710

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43840710

    In the same category are

    WWE’s Roman Reigns gives up title due to leukaemia Image copyright Getty ImagesWWE star Roman Reigns is giving up his Universal Championship title because he has leukaemia. The four-time world champio...
    News Daily: Street harassment ‘relentless’ and fast food ‘flood’ If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here Harassment 'normalised' Image copyright Getty ImagesFrom public transport and universities th...
    Universities: Is free speech under threat? Free speech is being threatened at British universities by a culture of offence among certain students, according to critics. A Parliamentary inquiry ...
    ‘One stroke took my speech away – I think another brought it back’ Peter lost his ability to speak after a stroke four years ago, at the age of 73. But earlier this year he woke up one morning and suddenly he could sp...
    Life on the Rock Image copyright Luke ArcherAs Brexit draws closer, Gibraltar's shared border with Spain is under scrutiny. Photographer Luke Archer has family living ...
    Somebody to love! How Rami Malek became Freddie Mercury Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rami Malek studied hundreds of professional and amateur films of the musician to prepare for the roleEvery ...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.