Former Government Official: Queen Elizabeth Does Not Represent New Zealand Interests

November 4, 2013

According to Royalty News:

Peter Hamilton, former secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade, spoke out at the NZ Republican Movement’s annual meeting…, saying his 35 year career had brought home the missed opportunities caused by having the Queen as the country’s titular head…

Mr Hamilton also said that when he was invited, during his time in office, to an official dinner during Queen Elizabeth’s state visit to Germany,

“It was a grand occasion, but…here was my head of state in Berlin and she was completely unable to …represent in this case New Zealand’s interests in Germany.”

To read the entire article in Royalty News, please click here.

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