"In Praise of The Prince of Wales" - Part 2 - How important will he be?
Written by ACM   
Saturday, 01 December 2012

In 1999, ACM argued that what was crucial to the debate was the role and function of the Crown in the Australian Constitution particularly as a check and balance on the exercise of power.

While nobody doubted the personal virtues of The Queen, the debate was not about the incumbent sovereign, but about the institution, the Australian Crown.

While it is clear that Prince Charles will make an excellent King, from a strictly constitutional point of view excellence in the incumbent is not crucial.

That said, it is of course important that the people respect their sovereign. There is no doubt that the qualities Prince Charles offers will ensure that they will.