The days of the kings’ reign are “numbered”… The British crown lands “recalculated”

The new British monarch, Charles III, became the official head of state in 14 countries in addition to the United Kingdom, including Australia, New Zealand and Canada, as well as many island nations in the Caribbean and Pacific.

The death of Queen Elizabeth II could accelerate efforts by some countries to rethink their relationship with the British crown, giving impetus to activists who have long argued that their countries should not have a foreign ruler as head of state, according to the Wall Street Journal .

With the rise of King Charles, who is less popular than his mother, Republican activists have an opportunity to defend their position without being seen as insulting a beloved queen, the newspaper said.

“She thinks there will be change,” Ariti Mitumati, a Maori republican activist, told the Wall Street Journal, adding: “I think people are going to start thinking about it more now.”

Even before the Queen’s death, some countries indicated that their relationship with the monarchy, which developed with colonialism, had to end.

The hymn for the king was booed in Scotland

Last year, Barbados became the first country in nearly 30 years to leave the monarchy, and several other Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, are preparing to follow suit.

In an interview published on Sunday, Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Brown told ITV News he wants a referendum on his country becoming a republic, perhaps within three years.

Antigua and Barbuda is a former British possession in the Caribbean.

A poll published in April by the Angus Reed Institute indicated that about 60 percent of Canadians support moves by countries such as Barbados and Jamaica to cut ties with the British monarchy.

Half of Canadians said they do not believe their country should continue as a constitutional monarchy for future generations.

The debate intensified in Australia, where voters in 1999 rejected a constitutional amendment to abolish the monarchy. Recent polls have shown that more Australians favor a republic than maintaining the monarchy, although many are unsure.

The late queen visited more than 120 countries

The late queen visited more than 120 countries

Australia’s centre-left Prime Minister Anthony Albanese refocused public attention on the issue after winning an election in May.

In a televised interview Sunday with Britain’s Sky News, Albanese said it was time to pay tribute to the queen and that he would not commit to a referendum on becoming a republic in his first term, which could take until 2025. doesn’t last

Until the 1980s, many Australian court decisions could still be appealed in the United Kingdom.

The governor-general, the king’s representative, still had certain powers, such as a court order, or legal ruling, to order a general election. The Governor General sacked Prime Minister Gough Whitlam in the 1970s.

“The monarchy may have numbered its days in the country,” said Cindy McCreary, an expert on monarchy and colonialism at the University of Sydney.

A 1999 referendum proposed that parliament appoint a president with a two-thirds majority, which some Australians said gave too much power to politicians.

A new proposal from the Australian Republican Movement proposed that each Australian state and territory, and the Federal Parliament, nominate candidates who would then be put to a popular vote.

In contrast, some supporters of the monarchy say they are not worried about the future. Jarrod Blige, a lawmaker in the Australian state legislature and a spokesman for the Royal Australian League, told the newspaper that Australians would ultimately prefer the stability the current system offers.

“If we look at democracies around the world, the most stable democracies are constitutional monarchies,” he said.

In neighboring New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern earlier said her country could move away from the monarchy. On Friday, she reported that the Queen is widely admired.

The New York Times says reconciling friendly feelings for the Queen with the often harsh legacy of the British Empire is the problem with Britain’s influence in the post-imperial era.

The British royal family has ruled more land than any other monarchy in history.

Many former British colonies are still linked together in the Commonwealth, which includes 56 countries. Members are linked by their common history, with similar legal and political systems, and the organization encourages exchanges in areas such as sports, culture and education.

While the Commonwealth does not have a formal trade agreement, its members trade with each other at higher than usual rates.

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