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

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  • Edna
    Lv 7
    3 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. 

  • Clo
    Lv 7
    3 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.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    No she doesn't. Succession is defined in law by Parliament.

  • 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.

    • Edna
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

      The Queen does NOT have the power to change the order of succession. The line of succession is outlined in the British Constitution.  Only an Act of  Parliament has the power to change the order of succession & they would need a might good reason to try to do so.. 

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  • PAMELA
    Lv 7
    3 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.

  • Anonymous
    3 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.

  • Henry
    Lv 5
    3 weeks ago

    Silly UK is just not like the USA!

  • 3 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.

    • the Queen may not use all her powers, she can refuge to accept any approved PM.  She has power to dissolve the parliament if they do not approve her succession rank.  Does she want to promote a family of men with older wives or traditional family;Charles=Edward VIII

  • Claire
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Prince Edward? Even if the Queen could change the line of succession, he wouldn't be in the top 10. 

    • I meant Prince Edward VIII, Ms. Simpson's husband, they did meet and talk to Hilter then  

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