Prince Charles reportedly will be next Commonwealth leader

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles attend the formal opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on Thurs

On Thursday, the Queen said it was her "sincere wish" for her son to carry on her work as leader of the Commonwealth.

Queen Elizabeth II is expected to step down as head of the Commonwealth of Nations, but not before urging leaders to secure a more sustainable and prosperous world for future generations.

The biennial meeting, taking place in Britain for the first time in 20 years, could be the last attended by the 91-year-old queen as she cuts back on some of her official duties. "The next Head of the Commonwealth shall be His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales".

The position of Commonwealth Chair-in-Office, held by the government leader of the CHOGM host country, will be transferred at the summit from the Prime Minister of Malta to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom who will hold the post until the 26th CHOGM expected in 2020. It has always been speculated by many that Charles may be passed over, in favor of his more popular son, Prince William.

Speaking on BBC's Andrew Marr Show he said: "I think the Commonwealth ought to really get a chance to decide who its own head is in the future".

Prince Charles is a long-time champion of environmental causes - a priority for the Commonwealth.

"Climate change and extreme weather continue to take lives and damage livelihoods across the Commonwealth".

On Friday, Britain's May described Charles as "a proud supporter of the Commonwealth" and said "it is fitting that one day he will continue the work of his mother".

While Commonwealth Secretary-General Baroness Scotland opted for a more diplomatic explanation when quizzed on the matter, saying the group "will make a decision in whatever way they determine".

The British govt backed Charles to triumph his mommy, also Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau explained he consented "quite definitely" with all the queen's wishes.

The Bahamas delegation is led by Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, who will engage in high-level dialogues with other Commonwealth leaders.

The breadth of the Commonwealth offered "a unique perspective in helping to forge the global solutions we need", she said.

They pledged to halve malaria in Commonwealth countries by 2023 and agreed that all boys and girls should receive at least 12 years of education by 2030.

The Commonwealth is an intergovernmental organization of 53 member states that are mostly former territories of the British Empire, with a combined population of 2.4 billion, a third of the world's population.

He said: "At present, seven of the nine countries where we run programmes are in the Commonwealth including Australia, Barbados, Canada and India, so we are already supporting thousands of young people in Commonwealth countries".

Queen Elizabeth has been the Commonwealth's head since her father king George VI's death in 1952.

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