Some Commonwealth governments are reportedly planning to nominate Queen Elizabeth II for the Nobel Peace Prize. Campaigners have said that the Queen should get the Nobel Peace Prize for her decades of service to humanity.
Some politicians who are supporting this cause are Labour MP Frank Field and ex-Tory minister Lord Howell. The issue is set to be discussed on the margins at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting to be held in London next week.
According to a source,
“It is being discussed by different high commissioners. They want to nominate her for what she has done for the Commonwealth.”
They said there was a formal nomination process, adding:
“If someone nominates her and she is successful, I think the whole country would be thrilled to bits and consider her fully deserving.”
A minister said that there is private support for the initiative inside the Government.
“It is a lovely idea and it would be great if it happens.”
Mr Field said:
“I think it is a rather good idea. If she is not going to get it on that record — given the special nature of the Commonwealth, which could be such a force for peaceful change — then who would?”