by Alberto Galvi –
On 8 September Buckingham Palace announced the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The queen’s funeral will take place about 10 days after her death. The Queen’s death is likely to cause enormous cultural, social and political change in Britain and the Commonwealth countries.
Now many in Britain and abroad are wondering what the future of the British Commonwealth will be, a group of 54 states largely made up of former British colonies, which the Queen supported during her reign. The Commonwealth in its modern form was born in 1949 with the London Declaration, whose membership is based on free and voluntary cooperation, without being subordinated to the recognition of the British monarch as head of state: member states participate in a biennial meeting of Commonwealth heads of government, chaired by the monarch. During her reign, Queen Elizabeth II played a crucial role in defending and maintaining the Commonwealth.
With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the Prince of Wales was officially proclaimed king with the name of Charles III, and he is a person who has always shown a strong interest in climate change.
The wealthiest nations of the Commonwealth, such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, are eager to still retain the crown as head of state, while the Caribbean nations seem interested in severing ties with the royal house of the Windsors. In fact, the smaller states of the Commonwealth see in the British monarchy the symbol of a colonial past to which they no longer wish to be linked.