Two Views on Succession of the “Head of Commonwealth”

April 23, 2018

According to the Statement by the Chairman of the British Monarchist Society and Foundation:

Every member state of the Commonwealth, upon joining the body, took an oath to abide by the London Declaration and recognize the King as Head of the Commonwealth (irrespective of the form of government they have in their own internal borders) any decision which abrogates this understanding would constitute a breach of the aforementioned agreement. At no time did the declaration make any mention of changing how the “Head” was to be chosen…

Any attempt to republicanise the role of “Head of the Commonwealth” should be subdued and met with the greatest resistance in all of the Commonwealth nations.

To read the entire Statement by the Chairman of the British Monarchist Society and Foundation, please click here.


According to the Independent:

The Prince of Wales should not automatically take over from the Queen as the head of the Commonwealth, Jeremy Corbyn has said.

The Labour leader said the 53 countries of the association should choose who succeeds the Queen, suggesting the holder of the post could be decided on a rotational basis.

“The Queen clearly is personally very committed to the Commonwealth but after her I think maybe it’s a time to say well actually the Commonwealth should decide who its own president is on a rotational basis.”

To read the entire article in the Independent, please click here.



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