Commonwealth nations are free to set their own course, according to Prince Charles

Prince Charles says the choice to become a republic or abandon the queen was a question for each member country . The Commonwealth has been criticized for its longevity, but supporters say that the status of the Commonwealth has been weakened as the prince becomes stronger .

Rwanda: The choice to become a republic or abandon the queen as president of the Commonwealth was a question for each member country, according to Prince Charles, who spoke at the start of a Commonwealth summit in Rwanda, and other Caribbean nations have voted to follow suit.The Commonwealth has been criticized for its longevity, but supporters say that the status of the Commonwealth has been weakened as the nation's prince becomes stronger.