The 53-member countries of the Commonwealth approved Prince Charles to succeed Queen Elizabeth as Commonwealth head.

CBS News reports:

Prince Charles has spent a lifetime waiting to be king, the job he was born to do. On Friday the 69-year-old heir to the British throne got another position to wait for — he was approved as the next head of the 53-nation Commonwealth of the U.K. and its former colonies.

Commonwealth leaders meeting in London confirmed in a statement that the next chief of the group “shall be His Royal Highness Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales.” That won’t happen until he succeeds his mother on the throne when she dies.

But any opposition was nipped in the bud by an intervention from the queen, who told the gathered leaders on Thursday it was her “sincere wish” that Charles would one day carry on her Commonwealth work.

Leaders including Britain’s Theresa May and Canada’s Justin Trudeau chimed in to say they agreed with the queen.

May told reporters on Friday that Charles was “a proud supporter of the Commonwealth,” and “it is fitting that one day he will continue the work of his mother.”

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