The Queen's decision not to go to Sri Lanka for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is a significant signal of an increasing role for Prince Charles and the younger royals.
The decision suggests the Queen is unlikely to do much long-haul travel from now on. A Republic campaign group calls it "succession by stealth".
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