Prince Charles has Theresa May's backing to lead the Commonwealth

Evarado Alatorre
Abril 17, 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Baroness Scotland sidestepped questions over her personal preference during a TV interview on Sunday, saying that the 53 heads of government "will make a decision in whatever way they determine".

"It will be up to the Commonwealth heads of government to decide what they want to do about this symbolic role".

Prince Charles' role as potential leader of the Commonwealth may be decided as soon as Friday, when the 53 leaders come together at Windsor Castle.

There is now growing confidence that Prince Charles will succeed the Queen as Head of the Commonwealth following a campaign by Clarence House and the discreet backing of Downing Street.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the Charles should not automatically take over from the Queen, and suggested it could be a role that works on rotational basis. "I just don't think it should be him".

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Ms Osamor said that someone who was "level-headed, someone people respect, but also someone who thinks outside the box" would be a better candidate.

Although Prince Charles will become King upon the death of his mother, the title of Head of the Commonwealth is not hereditary, and there have been increasing calls for it to be passed to someone else.

Theresa May's official spokesman on Monday declined to say whether the British Prime Minister thought the position should go to Prince Charles, stressing that it was a decision for the 53 leaders of Commonwealth states.

Prince Harry has been named as the Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.

"Her Majesty's commitment has meant that the Commonwealth is a thriving family of nations, a common link between almost two and a half billion people, and a defender of democracy, justice, and peace".

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