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The Queen will miss the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey

The 54 member nations of the Commonwealth celebrated Commonwealth Day yesterday, with a service held at Westminster Abbey to mark the occasion. The theme for this year’s Commonwealth Day was “Delivering a Common Future”, which is also the message of the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Each member of the Commonwealth is said to be “innovating, connecting and transforming” together, to achieve their common goal of tackling climate change, boosting trade and promoting good governance.

As the Queen is also celebrating her Platinum Jubilee year, yesterday’s celebrations also focused on “the role service plays in the lives of people and communities” in the Commonwealth, according to the official website. from the Association.

The Commonwealth is mainly made up of former territories of the British Empire.

The Queen is head and ceremonial head of the 54 Commonwealth countries, while she is Head of State of the 15 Commonwealth realms.

In 2018, his son Charles was named his designated successor at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

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Commonwealth support for the royal family will drop when Prince Charles takes the throne (Image: Getty)

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The Queen is the head of the Commonwealth (Image: Getty)

Prof Hocking, who was on the Australian Republic Movement National Committee until last year, claimed Charles’s ascent to the throne could ’cause problems’ for the monarchy and its support across the world. Commonwealth.

Professor Hocking even suggested that Charles’s new role as king could lead to waves of republicanism among the Commonwealth realms.

Speaking to, she said: “Once the mystique [of the Royal Family] begins to crumble, this causes problems for the monarchy, especially after the death of the queen, when these problems will inevitably arise more strongly.

“I think there will be many questions about whether now will be the right time for Australia and other constitutional monarchies to move forward into a republic.”


Today, the 54 member countries of the Commonwealth celebrate Commonwealth Day (Image: Getty)

Last November, Barbados deposed the Queen as head of state, 55 years after gaining independence from the United Kingdom.

The Caribbean country, known to some as ‘Little England’, became a republic, having had a British monarch as head of state for almost 400 years.

Professor Hocking thinks more countries could seek independence from the Royal Family when the Queen dies.

Professor Hocking added: ‘The Queen, because of her longevity [and] the fact that she has become an almost permanent presence as a monarch gives the impression that [the monarchy] is a benign and trouble-free government structure.

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Barbados severed ties with the royal family last November, 55 years after gaining independence (Image: Getty)

“She is the personal embodiment of the monarchy.

“That’s a problem because when the personal incarnation is no more and you move on to what will probably be King Charles, I think there’s a feeling that we know more about him and a lot of people don’t are not particularly satisfied with what they know.

“Especially the upheaval of his marriage, the death of Diana, as well as the way he was what you might call an ‘interfering’ prince.

“He did not shy away from intervening in political affairs and that is quite shocking for a constitutional monarch.


Queen has been the head of the Commonwealth since her accession (Image: Getty)

“The crux of a constitutional monarchy, what makes it more comfortable with a liberal democracy through the Westminster system, is that they have no political power or control.”

She added: “I think there will be a lot of concern that he is unwilling or perhaps unable to maintain the neutral position that a constitutional monarch must have if he is to coexist within a a parliamentary structure.

“That’s the real problem we have, I think, he’s not popular, he’s more interventionist, I think he’s seen as a more rambunctious individual than the Queen, and that causes problems for the coming monarchy.”

Charles, who has been particularly outspoken on environmental issues over the past year, insisted he would not be an intrusive monarch.


Charles spoke at last year’s COP26 summit (Image: Getty)

In the BBC documentary ‘Prince, Son, Heir: Charles at 70’ in 2018, he argued that the role of the Prince of Wales is different from the role of the king and that he will be less interventionist when he steps onto the throne.

Charles said: “I tried to make sure that everything I did was not political.

“But I think it is essential to remember that there is only room for one sovereign at a time, not two, so you cannot be the same sovereign if you are the Prince of Wales or the Prince of Wales. ‘heir.

“But the idea that I’m going to carry on in exactly the same way if I’m to succeed is complete nonsense, because the two situations are completely different.

“Clearly I won’t be able to do the same things I did as an heir, so of course you are within constitutional parameters.”

When pressed about fears he could continue to be as interventionist as the monarch, Charles said: ‘No I won’t, I’m not that stupid. I realize it’s a separate exercise to be sovereign.