On the occasion of the 64th birthday of the Prince of Wales, the English-Speaking Union (New South Wales Branch) and Australians for Constitutional Monarchy assembled at the Sir Stamford Hotel in Sydney on 14 November, 2012.
The meeting was addressed by Professor David Flint. His subject was "In praise of the Prince of Wales".
In this introduction Professor Flint indicated that he would attempt to answer three questions:
1. Who is Prince Charles?
2. How important is he to the governance of Australia, the United Kingdom and indeed the Commonwealth?
3. Will he succeed the Queen? This raises corollary issues about a republic – a politicians' republic – and the way Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will be formally described.