Could Charles Push Australia to a Republic Sooner?

Yes! Here’s why some say it could happen

While many mourn the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, calls for an Australian republic have resurfaced.

Some say it’s time for Australia to move on from the monarchy. The Australian Republic Movement’s current leadership believes the Queen’s death changes things. 

Experts say Australia can learn from India’s 75 years of independence from Britain. Professor Robin Batterham, Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering said breaking away from the Commonwealth wouldn’t necessarily mean losing the positive impacts British rule has had on Australian society.

“India have maintained many of the things that came from being under British rule (democracy, the rule of law, stable institutions) but have been emboldened by the need to act independently,” he said. “We can do likewise.”

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Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

charlesHis Royal Highness Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales, KG, KT, GCB, OM, AK, QSO, PC, ADC, Earl of Chester, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland,  preparations for an activist monarchy prompted a backlash last night, as a new book, Charles: Heart of a King, revealed a dysfunctional and rivalrous court around him, compared by one former courtier to Wolf Hall.

Someone who has worked closely with him told The Independent on Sunday: “He is dying to having his go with the train set. He does cause concern with his outbursts. He’ll struggle to restrain himself.”

Kevin Maguire, associate editor of the Daily Mirror said: “Spoilt, petty, self-pitying, meddling and a plonker – Prince Charles is a gift … for republicans.”

Paul Flynn, the Labour MP, said yesterday: “If he becomes the meddling monarch – and it’s almost certain that he will – he will precipitate a constitutional crisis.” Mr Flynn urged a referendum on whether the royal succession should skip a generation. “We’re into referendums: we might as well have a referendum on that and have some choice in the matter, rather than continue to have the head of the state on the principle of first past the bedpost.”

Here’s a question for Mr Flynn. Will all subjects have a say? Will you also include those in 16 Commonwealth Realms ? If not, why not?

Article from: The Independent on Sunday 

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Prince Charles’ Amazing Gaffe

Prince Charles has claimed that the Royal Family is past its sell-by date and Australia should be made a republic.

The heir to the throne is alleged to have made the extraordinary comments about the monarchy during a tour Down Under where he is reported to have told told dinner guests that he couldn’t understand “why Australia bothered with us – we are really yesterday’s news”.

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