Inducted less than a week The new king meets today with 56 high commissionerswhich is the ambassador version federal Member of Buckingham Palace. The King, together with Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary James Cleverly, has begun the painful process of charting the monarchy’s future relationship following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
King Charles joins the UK as head of state of 14 Commonwealth countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Jamaica and Papa New Zealand. Guinea.
Others include Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.
But even before the late Queen’s death, Jamaica intended to become a republic by 2025, and change was already underway.
Jacinda Arden, New Zealand’s leftist prime minister, said relations between the monarchy and New Zealand could change.
However, Australia’s new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said ‘now is not the time’ to discuss Australia’s monarchy and said he believed King Charles would ‘focus on the Commonwealth’.
King Charles at the helm of the Commonwealth was a special wish of his late mother, who did much to promote and support the organization by helping it grow from empire to friendship.
While many countries have long ceased to have a monarch as head of state, they maintain their historic ties to the institution through the Commonwealth, which meets every two years.
Insiders say King Charles is keen to ensure he meets with the High Commissioner as soon as possible to highlight the continued importance of the organisation.
The Queen fought to maintain and support the institution for most of her reign.
One of the few times she intervened politically through leaks to the Sunday Times came when she disagreed with Margaret Thatcher over the then Conservative government’s refusal to take a hard line against apartheid in Africa. from South.
In the EU referendum, it was also claimed that she supported Brexit as it could help Commonwealth relations.
In 1961, she danced with Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah in a highly diplomatic moment to ensure her country remained in the Commonwealth and not allied with the Soviet Union.