The Queen has publicly revealed her wish for Prince Charles regarding next Head of Commonwealth
Addressing Commonwealth heads of government, Queen Elizabeth II expressed her "sincere wish" that her son, Prince Charles, will one day succeed her as Head of Commonwealth.
The 92-year-old royal monarch made the remark during the formal opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on April 19, 2018.
As reported by Do You Remember, the Queen welcomed the more than 53 Commonwealth heads of government in the Buckingham Palace ballroom.
In her speech, she spoke of her desire for Prince Charles, 69, to "carry on the important work" started by her father, George VI.
It was the clearest signal yet about the future of the family of nations. The Commonwealth heads of government seemed to support the Queen's statement, giving her a warm applause.
The royal monarch's explicit statement about the future of the family of nations seemed to be an answer to some who argue that the leadership of the Commonwealth should be rotated around member states.
"It remains a great pleasure and honor to serve you as Head of the Commonwealth and to observe, with pride and satisfaction, that this is a flourishing network," Do You Remember quoted the Queen as saying.
She added: "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 bid by Prince Charles, also known as the Prince of Wales, to succeed his mother's Commonwealth role was still to be discussed by the Commonwealth heads of government at a private meeting. But it is now widely considered as final.
"It is my sincere wish that the Commonwealth will continue to offer stability and continuity for future generations": Queen Elizabeth tips Prince Charles to be the next leader of the association of Britain and its former colonies. https://t.co/0jsAT4VQcp pic.twitter.com/niHhrvGhKb— ABC News (@ABC) April 19, 2018
The Queen already hinted at her wish for Prince Charles to succeed her during the last Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta two years ago.
She publicly praised Prince Charles then, saying he "continues to give so much to (the Commonwealth) with great distinction."
The Commonwealth was created in 1949 when King George VI and the Heads of Government ratified the London Declaration.