The fate of the Commonwealth: the Queen will be succeeded by Prince Charles?
The Commonwealth of Nations, became known as bi-Bi-si, the beginning of the process of consideration of a question on transfer of powers of the head of the organization. At the moment the Commonwealth is headed by Queen Elizabeth II, which in April marks 92 years.
Question about the transfer of powers is highly sensitive: as head of the Commonwealth is not a title and is not inherited, so it may not pass automatically to the Prince of Wales after the death of the Queen.
For the consideration of the management of the Commonwealth was formed “high level group”.
A meeting of the members of this group have yet to take place. Officially, the theme of the meeting is stated as “discussion of questions of management of the organization”.
The source bi-Bi-si said that at the meeting, to be held in London, will also be discussed by the management of the organization and the appointment of a new head of the Commonwealth in the event of the death of the Queen.
I believe that the issue of transfer of authority, no matter how painful it may be, will still be discussed.The source bi-Bi-si
The results of the discussion will be presented at the meeting of the heads of governments of the Commonwealth of Nations, which will be held in April in London. It is likely that this will be the last meeting of the heads of governments of the Commonwealth, in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II.
Another source of Bi-bi-si said that the issue of transfer of powers will be discussed at the informal summit of leaders of the Commonwealth Nations. Most likely, the discussion will be held during the final part of the summit at Windsor castle.
Queen Elizabeth II was named the head of the Commonwealth Nations during the coronation in 1953. At that time she was formally the head of the seven States of the eight that were part of the Commonwealth.
Although Elizabeth II succeeded her father, George VI, this position is not hereditary and will not automatically pass to her son who after her death would be the head of the 15 member States of the 53 countries in the Commonwealth.