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The Guardian view on the next head of the Commonwealth: think big | Editorial

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Succession planning for the next phase makes sense. It is time to move on from the link with the British crownIn the years since the British Commonwealth dropped the “British” bit in 1949, two people have held the title of Head of the Commonwealth: George VI until 1952 and Elizabeth II until now. The world has changed out of recognition in that time, and the Commonwealth with it. The Queen, though, has been a constant. She has carried out her role assiduously. But the title is not hereditary. So, what should happen next? The question
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