During the interview, PM Briceno was asked for his reaction to comments made by Prince Charles. Prince Charles spoke about the countries which are considering leaving the Commonwealth. Here is Briceno’s response.
Hon. John Briceno, Prime Minister of Belize: “I think it’s something that he knows is probably coming from most of the countries in the Commonwealth. It does not meant that the Commonwealth will cease to exist it just means that the monarchy will no longer be the titular head of the different countries and Belize included. Again I don’t want to speak out of turn, we’re setting up a commission right now that is going to be looking into many things including whether we want to keep the monarchy or not. So I think he sees what’s coming but what’s important is for us to be able to keep the Commonwealth group of countries together because there is a lot that we can do. As a group we represent probably close to two billion people and we have strength in numbers so it’s not a matter of that the Commonwealth is going to break up it’s simply whether countries are going to keep the queen or well in the future the king as the titular head of our different respective countries.”