There is one topic that many people across the globe refuse to face. Despite the fact that it is inevitable, people stand firm in their decisions to avoid it at all costs. This topic is the passing of Queen Elizabeth.
She has been on the throne for 65 years and, on April 21st, she will be celebrating her 92nd birthday. The thought of Queen Elizabeth no longer being here causes a great deal of heartache to many, causing them to refuse the thought of it altogether.
Though the topic is a disheartening one, we know that someone must pick up the torch and follow on after her. This has been a hot discussion matter for a number of reasons.
Naturally, the heir to the throne is Prince Charles. Some are okay with this, while others beg for his son, Prince William, to take over instead. Prince Charles has found himself in hot water from time to time in the eye of the public and, over the years, has tried to make amends.
In a recent Commonwealth meeting, Queen Elizabeth confirmed her wishes for her successor. She formally asked the Commonwealth Heads of Government to appoint Prince Charles as the one to take the throne.
“It is my sincere wish that the Commonwealth will continue to offer stability and continuity for future generations and will decide that one day the Prince of Wales should carry on the important work started by my father in 1949,” she said in her speech.
She went on to say, “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.”
Prince Charles was also present at the meeting and spoke his share. “And so, Ladies and Gentlemen, I pray that this Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting will not only revitalize the bonds between our countries but will also give the Commonwealth a renewed relevance to all citizens, finding practical solutions to their problems and giving life to their aspirations. By doing so, the Commonwealth can be a cornerstone for the lives of future generations, just as it has been for so many of us.”
Do you agree with the Queen’s choice? Do you feel that Charles is equipped to handle all duties that accompany the title?