“I think Prince Charles will be the last royal to lead the Commonwealth of Nations.”
At the end of March, Prince William and Kate Middleton visited Belize, Jamaica, and the Bahamas – formally led by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. The couple hoped to charm the locals and persuade them to stay in the Commonwealth of Nations, but each time they were accompanied by protest demonstrations. Prince William, in turn, decided to take stock of the scandalous tour, as a result of which his words were criticized by journalist Omid Scobie.
According to the Duke of Cambridge, it is possible that the days of the monarchy in the Caribbean may be numbered. Prince William added that the people themselves should choose the future. “Katherine and I are determined to serve. For us, it’s not telling people what to do. It’s about serving and supporting them in whatever they see fit, using the platform we’re lucky to have,” the Duke said.
The royal expert commented on these words. He believes that the Duke of Cambridge has essentially admitted defeat and in fact, confirmed publicly that the British monarchy is losing influence in the Commonwealth of Nations. “Prince Charles will probably be the last or third and last royal to lead the Commonwealth and things will be very different after him,” Omid Scobie explained.
Note that the main purpose of the tour was to convince the authorities of the British colonies to continue to be friends with the British government. However, the diplomatic mission of the spouses failed. The Jamaican leadership opposes the monarchy. Later, Belize also thought about proclaiming a republic. Local residents also did not remain indifferent – they demanded to pay moral compensation for the years of slavery.