will the Royal Family forever be Anglican?

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  1. Nevis

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    I'll join in your guessing game. Will it? What's your guess?
     
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    It seems to me that it is part of the intrinsic nature of monarchy to be aligned with the 'national' religion. Given that the history of the English people includes the Magna Carta, the Royal Family (Prince Harry excepted) is ever committed to the English Church (read Anglican - ecclesia Anglicanum}.
    As such I regard it as far more likely that England will become a Republic than that the Royal Family would abandon the Anglican Church.

    In the affairs of humankind, I am not sure that 'forever' is as long as it used to be.
     
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    If the Anglican and Roman Catholic Denominations amalgamated as the Presbyterian and Congregational ones did, then the English monarch could not continue to be head of the Anglican Denomination. Perhaps if Francis really turns out to be the last ever Pope, the English monarch would become head of the amalgamated denominations of a United Anglo-Roman-Catholic Church. Whether that might happen and if it did, how long it might take or last, is anyone's guess.
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    must monarchs be member of a church at all?
     
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    Is the Pope a monarch?

    monarch : a sole hereditory head of state, whethether titular or ruling.
     
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    in a way …. yes …
     
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    So in a way this monarch must belong to a church.

    Will this monarch be forever Roman Catholic?
     
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    what else?
     
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    Legally for now it seems that they must. Charles III seems to be devout in his own understanding of things, though I know very little of the Prince of Wales faith.