Could the US join the Commonwealth

The Herald reports:

The Royal Society is making plans to open a branch in the , with a view to one day bringing America into the fold as an “associate member”.

The project, which is said to be backed by the Queen, has come about in part as a result of Donald Trump’s fondness for Britain and the royal family.

It comes amid efforts to develop the Commonwealth as a tool for building relationships on everything from foreign policy to trade, following Britain’s exit from the European Union.

“The UK rather left this treasure in the attic, and forgot about it because people were so glued to Brussels,” said Michael Lake, the director of the Royal Commonwealth Society.

The Commonwealth of Nations comprises the UK and (mostly) former British colonies. Well the US was a colony, so they would be eligible.

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