It was recently reported that a growing number of Australian republicans wish for Australia to break ties with the monarchy when Queen Elizabeth II is no longer head.
However, after the passing of his father, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, who is set to become a “quasi-king,” is already taking measures to ensure the future of the monarchy.
It appears that Prince Charles is one step ahead of it all and is working to make sure that he portrays the monarchy in a good light because he will take the throne next.
According to renowned politician Jason Falinski, the possibility for a republic in Australia was genuine, but most people were held back by their love for the current monarch.
As he explained, “after the Harry and Meghan interview, especially there is this strong sense that when Her Majesty is no longer the head of state, that will break a lot of emotional bands and create an opportunity.”
Meanwhile, the national director of the Australian Republic Movement, Sandy Biar, explained that the organization was currently teaming up with numerous Australian politicians. They needed to create a “consensus position” and a new way to choose the head of state.
Biar dropped the bombshell that he hopes that Australia will become a republic even before Elizabeth II is no longer Queen.
He explained: “We don’t think it necessarily has to be after the Queen. We don’t know when the Queen’s reign will end but we do know that Australia should be a republic.”
According to former Primer Minister Malcolm Turnbull, even though the Queen‘s “been an extraordinary head of state,” the recent interview with Harry and Meghan showed the British royal family in a very different light, as he stated, “it’s clearly an unhappy family or at least Meghan and Harry are unhappy.”
It seems “very sad,” and he voiced the concern that it was not right for the head of state of the UK to automatically become the head of state of Australia.
Just hours after the royal family attended Prince Philip‘s funeral, reliable sources explained that Prince Charles is now officially “quasi-king” and will be stepping in for Queen Elizabeth, almost 95 years old, whenever she is not able to.
Biographer Robert Jobson said: “The Prince of Wales will step up. In a way, he’s already been doing that for the past five years, but now he truly is the patriarch of the family because the Duke of Edinburgh is dead.”
Royal correspondent and author Omid Scobie added that Prince Charles is “almost between roles now.”
In the upcoming days, Prince Charles and Prince William are set to have a broad discussion about the future of the monarchy and make plans to change the way things are done and by whom.
A royal insider said: “The question is whether you start off by deciding how many patronages and engagements there should be, and then work out how many people are needed to achieve them, or whether you decide how many people there should be, which will dictate how many engagements and patronages they can take on.”
The British monarchy is going to face a lot of challenges in a changing world.