Prince Charles is a Republican

No I am not making this up. Go read the column by Chris Laidlaw where he discusses NZ republicanism with Prince Charles, and the Prince of Wales says:

“Well, to be frank, I think it would come as a great relief to all of us,” said Charles. “It would remove the awful ambiguity we have at the moment. It seems to me that it would be a lot easier for everybody if you all had your own completely independent head of state.

“I certainly never want to be dragged into any constitutional disputes in New Zealand or anywhere else. I simply can’t imagine how difficult it would be to be faced with having to dismiss a New Zealand Prime Minister.”

When you have the man in line to be the next King of New Zealand, saying he thinks it would be far better for us to have an independent head of state, I think that we should listen. Why make someone our King who does not want to be?

I commend His Royal Highness for his perceptive insight.

UPDATE: Press Release from the Republican Movement here.

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