Queen has the power to change the succession rank and name Prince Edwards instead of Prince Charles?
Every British law, passport and people serve the Queen, if Queen does not think it is in the best interests of her suggests (including all princes and princesses) you can change that; she can change the PM,.... It is time for her to act
- EdnaLv 73 weeks ago
The Queen does NOT have the power to change the order of succession. She can name NOBODY in place of Prince Charles. Only Parliament (with the consent of all other members of the Commonwealth) can change the order of succession, and they have no reason to want to do so.
- CloLv 73 weeks ago
No. Parliament has the power to change laws of succession. There is absolutely no reason for Charles not to be the next monarch, otherwise, Parliament would have already acted. William would be the next heir, not Edward, to be eligible.
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
No she doesn't. Succession is defined in law by Parliament.
- 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵Lv 73 weeks ago
If the Queen has the power to change the line of succession (and she probably does), it is notional and would be taken away if she tried to use it.
The Queen does have the power to sack Prime Ministers and she used the power (actually her Australian Governor General used it on her behalf after taking legal advice) in 1975 to sack Gogh Whitlam as Prime Minister of Australia and replace him with Malcolm Fraser, the leader of the opposition, pending an election. 44 years later, people still debate whether this was right or wrong with passion.
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- PAMELALv 73 weeks ago
She can change nothing, she will be dead, only an act of parliament can change the succession, and that is not going to happen.
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
< Queen has the power to change the succession rank >
No she doesn't. The Act of Succession sets who is next in line.
- HenryLv 53 weeks ago
Silly UK is just not like the USA!
- tentofieldLv 73 weeks ago
The last King to leave a will that nominated his successor (that I know of) was Edward VI who named his cousin, Jane Grey, as his successor. She was Queen for nine days until Edward's half sister took the throne as Mary I and chopped Jane's head off. The Queen has no say in the succession.
Parliament decides the succession, not the Queen. Primogeniture is the normal method of succession but parliament has acted a number of times. They removed the monarchy in in 1649 with the execution of Charles I and restored it in 1660 with Charles II. They deposed James II in 1688 and installed his daughter as Mary II and her husband as William III. They changed the rules in 1701 with the Act of Succession such that the crown passed from Anne to George of Hanover in 1714 cutting out dozens of Stuarts who had a better claim. They forced Edward VIII to abdicate in 1936.
The Queen cannot change the Prime Minister. The PM is the leader of the party controlling a majority in the House of Commons. As long as the party has that person as leader, the Queen has to accept him or her.
- ClaireLv 73 weeks ago
Prince Edward? Even if the Queen could change the line of succession, he wouldn't be in the top 10.