Prince Charles may not get Commonwealth leadership

Tuesday March 9, 2010

The Prince of Wales could be denied the role of Head of the Commonwealth when he becomes King.

Results of a major survey from the organisation's 54 members have revealed that many are in favour of an alternative headship.

Fewer than one in five of those questioned said the Prince should be the next head, with many others “opposed to the idea”, says the Commonwealth Conversation report.

"It is clear that, whilst the vast majority of people greatly admire the role Queen Elizabeth II has played in uniting and guiding the Commonwealth, there is significant debate about whether this role should be passed on to the next British monarch when the time comes," an author of the report says.

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