Queen Elizabeth: Backs Son Charles to Take on Commonwealth Role

Queen Elizabeth backs son Charles to take on Commonwealth role

Queen Elizabeth said on Thursday that she hoped her son and heir Prince Charles would take on leadership of the Commonwealth, answering some who argue the position should be rotated around member states.

“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,” the queen said at the formal opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

The meeting, taking place in London for the first time in 20 years, is seen as a chance for Britain to reconnect with its former colonies and revitalise the loose alliance of Commonwealth countries ahead of Brexit.

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