‘Will not change one bit,’ the Queen assured a Commonwealth member fearful of republicanism.
According to an MP, THE ROYAL FAMILY’S RELATIONSHIP WITH AUSTRALIAN WOULD “NOT CHANGE ONE BIT” IF THE QUEEN’S OVERSEAS REGION DID NOT CHOOSE THE CROWN.
Even if the country’s republican movement had its way, Australian Labor MP Matt Thistlethwaite believes the Firm’s relationship with Australians would remain unchanged.
“If Australia becomes a republic, the average Australians relationship with the Royal Family will not change one bit,” the politician, who supports the formation of a republic in his country, told this website.
“When they get married, have a baby, or are involved in a scandal, they will still come to Australia, and they will still be on the news and in gossip magazines.”
Even if Australia became a republic, Mr Thistlethwaite believes it would remain a member of the Commonwealth.
“Australia will continue to be a Commonwealth member,” he continued.
“We recently saw with Barbados that it is possible to break ties with the British monarchy while still remaining a member of the Commonwealth, with the support of the royals.”
“It’s possible that Australia will be next.”
On November 30, Barbados became the world’s newest republic.
The country announced its intention to dethrone the monarch in September 2020 and took decisive steps in its Parliament to be able to do so 14 months later.
Buckingham Palace said the move was “a matter for the Government and people of Barbados” after the Caribbean country announced its decision to become a republic.
Prince Charles was present at the event that marked the end of the Crown’s reign and the 50th anniversary of Barbados’ independence from the United Kingdom.
The prince of Wales arrived as Prince of Wales and left as a simple foreign dignitary after a touching ceremony.
The Queen currently reigns over 15 countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, and New Zealand.
Mauritius, which broke away from the British monarchy in 1992, was the last country to do so before Barbados.
In 1999, Australia held a two-question referendum on the monarchy’s future.
The first question considered whether Australia should become a republic, while the second considered whether the country’s constitution should be amended to include a preamble.
The majority of Australians voted to keep the Queen as head of state.
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