Queen Elizabeth Ii May Have Opened Her Last Chogm

Adjust Comment Print

The British head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, turns 92 today, although her birthday is not officially celebrated until June.

However, the position is not hereditary, and some people have suggested a non-royal leader would give the group of nations a more modern profile.

Speaking after the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) Meeting Theresa May expressed her gratitude to the Queen for her years of service and said of Prince Charles: "His Royal Highness has been a proud supporter of the Commonwealth for more than four decades... it is fitting he will one day take over the role of head of the Commonwealth from the Queen".

A specially invited audience seated in the Ballroom of Buckingham Palace was introduced to Heads of Government and senior leaders from 53 Commonwealth Member Countries, as well as the Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.

The decision comes after the Queen publicly backed her son as the next Commonwealth leader for the first time.

The Commonwealth is a community of 53 countries - mostly former British colonies - with a combined population of about 2.4 billion.

Wade lights it up, helps Heat even series vs. 76ers
Wade's play resembled his glory days at times and he carried the Heat in a sensational second quarter that was the difference. Wade and the Heat will play their first home playoff game in two years tonight. "He's a guy who wants to play all the time ".

World War II bomb find sparks evacuation in Berlin
Police wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that the bomb was in a safe condition and there was not causing any immediate danger. Local bus and train routes have been disrupted during the operation while roads surrounding the station have been closed.

'Irresponsible Stupidity': Rove Sounds Off on Some Dems Opposing Pompeo Nomination
As an institutionalist, Schumer "thinks that unless a person is unqualified, the president has the right to pick" his top people. Paul told reporters on Capitol Hill that Trump called him a "few minutes ago" and asked for him to meet with Pompeo and he will.

During the opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, she told them it was her "sincere wish" that the family of nations would one day decide the prince should carry on the Commonwealth work started by her father King George VI. Today, though, that changed when the United Kingdom royal family matriarch gave her support to her oldest child, Prince Charles.

"By continuing to treasure and reinvigorate our associations and activities, I believe we will secure a safer, more prosperous and sustainable world for those who follow us: a world where the Commonwealth's generosity of spirit can bring its gentle touch of healing and hope to all".

The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau said he "very much agree" with the desire of the Queen.

The Commonwealth Heads of Government will meet in retreat for two days to discuss matters relating to the theme: "Towards a Common future".

In her speech at the CHOGM, Hasina appreciated Queen Elizabeth II, who saw the Association grow six-fold in almost seven decades.