The death of Queen Elizabeth II could revive efforts to abolish the monarchy in the former British colonies

The death of Queen Elizabeth II could accelerate efforts by some countries to reassess their relationship with the British Crown and give impetus to campaigners who have long argued that their nations should not have a foreign leader as head of state.

The British monarch, now King Charles III, is the official head of state of 14 countries outside the UK. They include Australia, New Zealand and Canada, as well as several Caribbean and Pacific island countries.


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