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Prince Charles expected to address Commonwealth countries looking to cut ties with Royal Family

The Prince of Wales will address the contentious issue of Commonwealth countries cutting ties to the Royal Family during a speech at the opening of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings (CHOGM) in Rwanda.

The official ceremony in Kigali marks the beginning of the leader-level CHOGM meetings. It is expected that the prince will speak at the event: “The Commonwealth includes within it countries which have had constitutional relations with my family, some that continue doing so and more recently those that don’t.”

“It is up to each member to decide their own constitution, republic or monarchy.

“The advantage of long life gives me the ability to see how arrangements such as this can be changed, calmly and without rancour.”


Last November Prince Charles visited Barbados to witness the Caribbean Island becoming a republic.

He will likely talk about his experience and use it as a way to emphasize the importance of the Commonwealth Family.

The Prince of Wales is attending the first heads-of-government meeting since 2018. He will now automatically succeed the Queen as head the Commonwealth.

More information on the Commonwealth

The palace stated that in the past, the Royal Family believed that the people should decide a country’s future. In previous speeches, Prince Charles and the Queen made this point.

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Barbados is declared a republic, ending 400 years of British monarchy as the head of state.

The prince’s comments before representatives from all 54 Commonwealth nations are, undoubtedly, a response to the increasing debate witnessed on overseas tours by the royals. Most strikingly were the calls to create a republic in Jamaica during Duchess and Duke of Cambridge’s visit.

15 countries, including the UK, retain the Queen’s head of state. They are called Commonwealth realms.

Today, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will have tea with Prince Charles.

Yesterday, Mr Johnson stated that he would speak to the prince regarding the new government’s immigration policy of sending migrants into Rwanda. This follows claims by the prince that he has privately criticized the idea.

However, both Number 10 (the palace) and the palace seemed to have spoken late yesterday about the meeting. Both sides suggested that the migrant policy was unlikely to be discussed.

Instead, sustainability, youth, and Charles’s passion are the main topics.


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