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Queen to miss Sri Lanka summit

The Queen will not attend this year's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting , Buckingham Palace has confirmed. The Palace said Her Majesty will be represented at the summit in Sri Lanka by The Prince of Wales.

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  1. Tim Ewart

Queen unlikely to do much more long-haul travel

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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