Queen Elizabeth II’s Death Could Jump-Start Efforts to Abolish Monarchy in Former British Colonies

Queen Elizabeth II’s dying may hasten efforts by some international locations to reassess their relationship with the British Crown, and supply momentum to activists who’ve lengthy argued that their nations shouldn’t have a international ruler as head of state.

The British monarch, now King Charles III, is the official head of state in 14 international locations outdoors of the UK. They embrace Australia, New Zealand and Canada, in addition to a number of Caribbean and Pacific island nations.