The Queen made a special announcement putting an end to all the controversies regarding who she wants to be her successor.
On April 19, Queen Elizabeth addressed the Commonwealth Heads of Government, asking them to appoint Prince Charles as her successor and the next leader of the British Commonwealth.
Faith Family America reported that the Queen addressed the dignitaries at the formal opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Buckingham Palace.
Queen Elizabeth has been the monarch of Great Britain since June 2, 1953. She approached her 92nd birthday on April 21.
The source further informed that Queen Elizabeth had remained the symbolic figurehead of the Commonwealth Nations, which comprises of 53 member states that were former territories under the British Empire.
Contrary to the role of ruler in the British Royal Family, the role of a Commonwealth leader is not hereditary. So the members of the Commonwealth nations are expected to discuss who would be the successor to the Queen.
However, the report suggested that Prince Charles is likely to get the general approval from all the member states.
“It is my sincere wish that the Commonwealth will continue to offer stability and continuity for future generations and will decide that one day the Prince of Wales should carry on the important work started by my father in 1949,” the source quoted Queen as stating.
The Queen also expressed her belief that the Commonwealth must continue to treasure and reinvigorate their associations and activities to secure a safer, more prosperous and sustainable world for the future generations.
A report from CNN stated that recalling his childhood trip to Malta as a five-year-old, Prince Charles remarked to the audience that Commonwealth was a "fundamental feature" of his life.
He further said that the modern Commonwealth has an important role of fostering harmony between the countries and creating a more secure world.