‘Commonwealth starts secret talks on who will succeed Queen’

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By: PTI | London |
Published: February 13, 2018 10:32 pm


Any decision about the future will be made by the Commonwealth heads of government at the time of the Queen’s death, but there is no formal process of choosing her successor. REUTERS

Senior Commonwealth officials are holding secret talks here to decide who will succeed 91-year-old Queen Elizabeth II, media reports said on Tuesday. The Queen was proclaimed Head of the Commonwealth at her coronation in 1953, when she was the head of state in seven of the organisation’s eight members.

A high-level group of Commonwealth officials today held a day-long summit here and, according to insiders, were poised to discuss who should replace the monarch after her death. The meeting’s agenda, seen by BBC, includes consideration of wider governance, which sources told the…

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