Queen Elizabeth II’s Death Could Jump-Start Efforts to Abolish Monarchy in Former British Colonies


By Mike Cherney and Paul Vieira
Photo: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

​​​​​​Queen Elizabeth II’s death could hasten efforts by some countries to reassess their relationship with the British Crown, and provide momentum to activists who have long argued that their nations shouldn’t have a foreign ruler as head of state.

The British monarch, now King Charles III, is the official head of state in 14 countries outside of the United Kingdom. They include Australia, New Zealand and Canada, as well as several Caribbean and Pacific island nations.

Publish : 2022-09-12 09:56:00

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