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Prince Charles Reportedly Approved To Be Next Commonwealth Head

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Prince Charles Reportedly Approved To Be Next Commonwealth Head
Commonwealth leaders made the decision Friday during a meeting at Windsor Castle, according to several local media reports.
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Prince Charles has reportedly been approved to succeed Queen Elizabeth as the head of the Commonwealth.

According to several local media reports, Commonwealth leaders made the decision Friday during a meeting at Windsor Castle.

Prince Charles' approval has yet to be officially confirmed by the Commonwealth. But the move wouldn't be surprising.

On Thursday, the Queen said it was her "sincere wish" that her son would one day lead the Commonwealth.

The British government also backed Prince Charles to succeed his mother. And other world leaders, like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, also gave their seal of approval.

As Newsy previously reported, the role isn't hereditary, like an heir to the throne. The Commonwealth is made up of 53 states, most of them non-British. Its leader doesn't have to be a member of the royal family, but traditionally it has been.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN