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After a lifetime of preparation, Charles takes the throne

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All the best to you, King Charles.

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Good luck to you, king Charles.

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There will be many changes needed. Picture of the monarch everywhere. On stamps and coins.

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All I can say is, best luck to you King Charles, can’t replace the Queen, she was one of a kind, but now the country will slowly enter a new chapter for a new generation.

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In old times in China, sovereigns sought sacred authority to rule the country from Sun God or Heavenly King; Who do modern sovereigns seek that authority from nowadays?

Certainly, it's not a royal lineage nor Heavenly King that authorizes their right to rule, but it's ordinary people's wish that determines it all. Times have changed.

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Queen Elizabeth will be a very tough act to follow. She held the Royal Family together, and was respected.

Let's hope that there are no more revelations of bags of cash being give to his charities in exchange for honours and citizenship, he had a shaky start to the year.

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Long Live the King.

I wish King Charles health, wisdom, happiness and long life.

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Charles, who will be the head of state for the U.K. and 14 other countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea..

In 2018, he was named the queen’s designated successor as head of the Commonwealth, an association of 54 nations with links to the British Empire.

Refresher for anyone who thought that colonialism had ended...

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A very controversial opinion I have but I think he should abdicate immediately and pass the throne to William. It would be a fresh start for the house of Windsor and one that might bring more support for them after the long list of scandals they have been involved in.

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A very controversial opinion I have but I think he should abdicate immediately and pass the throne to William. It would be a fresh start for the house of Windsor and one that might bring more support for them after the long list of scandals they have been involved in

I don’t think it’s particularly controversial. I’ve read and heard supporters of the monarchy put forward the view that Charles shouldn’t be king.

One of the reasons put forward is his nasty habit of attempting to influence politicians.

He needs to knock that on the head.

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I think Charles will play the role perfectly for which he has been groomed. I don't see him asking his prime minister Liz Truss to appoint a tree-hugging minister.

The UK's new prime minister Liz Truss has appointed climate skeptic Jacob Rees-Mogg as business and energy secretary. Odd choice.

There have been five British monarchs of the House of Windsor since then: George V, Edward VIII, George VI, Elizabeth II, and Charles III.

I don't think Charles will give up his throne. I don't think William wants it while his children are young which would take him away from them for royal duties, and Kate too. Probably prefer 10-20 years down the road.

William and Kate just moved into a "small cottage" on the Windsor estate to have more of family life. Now he will inherit Windsor Castle.

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One of the reasons put forward is his nasty habit of attempting to influence politicians. 

He needs to knock that on the head.

He’s said as much himself.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06r4v3k/player

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Certainly, it's not a royal lineage nor Heavenly King that authorizes their right to rule, but it's ordinary people's wish that determines it all. Times have changed.

One of the most radical ideas advanced by the founders of the US was the idea that government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed.

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Charles, who will be the head of state for the U.K. and 14 other countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea..

Perhaps the biggest reason I never immigrated to Australia when I had the opportunity was the fact that a British monarch was their head of state and a British Governor General could dissolve their parliament as happened in 1975 when Gogh Whitlam was deposed and has the power to appoint ministers. Fubar doesn't begin to describe this situation.

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Desert Tortoise,

That's a radical idea indeed: democracy and republicanism. The catch is: Has the U.S. lived up to that idealism itself? Isn't it encouraging undemocratic measures to be taken by incumbent governments in other countries just for the sake of its own benefit? 

Take the U.S. base issue in Okinawa, for example.

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