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Charles as 'Prince Regent' would send Canadian Crown into uncharted waters: experts

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Well the Canadian monarchy is seperate from the British monarchy. If Canada's laws regarding regency, or lack thereof, do not match up with Britain's, and Britain proceeds to make Charles Prince-Regent, then there's a strong possibility that there'll be a British regency even as Canada continues to regard Queen Elizabeth II as its sole head of state. I think John Whyte has the right of it; if there's to be talk of a regency, then all Realms need to be in on the discussion. Britain no longer has a legal monopoly on the House of Windsor, so it cannot pass laws regarding how it functions without consulting such nations as are part of the personal union. 

Of course this assumes that there'll even be a need for a regency. There has been much hand-wringing and comment on Her Majesty's health and her handing over roles to younger members of the Royal Family since as early as the latter half of the 00's. But that doesn't necessarily mean the Queen is thinking of stepping back just yet. I imagine that unless she is physically incapable of so much as rising from her bed in the morning Her Majesty will continue on as always until her dying day.
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What constitutes a regent in a constitutional monarchy?
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I would presume that the regent would (theoretically) exercise the reserve powers......
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A regent can do anything a monarch might do, apart from change the succession and alter the legal position of the Church of Scotland (the latter as a result of a provision of the Acts of Union). A regent's assent to a bill doing either of these things would be invalid, but otherwise he or she has the exact powers of the monarch. At present it would be he, as the regent is by law the adult nearest to the succession, obviously the Prince of Wales. However unless the Queen's health were to deteriorate drastically I don't expect there to be a formal regency at all.
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There is then little difference in a regent and the vice-regal governors-general, right?

(Other than there is no 'governor-general' for the mother realm...)


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Right, although a regent's powers are slightly more limited, as I explained. Obviously the Church of Scotland question would not be the concern of any Governor-General; whether, in the event of a regency, a Governor-General's assent to a change in succession would be valid I couldn't say.
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This is very interesting. But I love Her Majesty the Queen, I hope and pray for her health.
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