King Charles gets new ‘gender neutral’ title in Australian parliament

The King will no longer be called ‘His Majesty…’
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South Australia’s parliament has given King Charles a new title.

Moving forward, the Lower House will refer to Charles as ‘the sovereign’ rather than ‘His Majesty’.

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This change is one of many, as the SA parliament has gotten rid of all gender-specific terms such as ‘he’, ‘she’, ‘him’, and ‘her.’ These will be replaced by ‘they’, ‘their’ and ‘them’ in the rules of procedure.

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Plus, state Governors will not be called ‘His Excellency’ or ‘Her Excellency’ anymore; they’ll simply be called ‘the governor’.

And parliamentary committees will now be presided over by ‘the chair,’ formerly called a ‘chairman’.

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In line with new ‘gender neutral’ changes, King Charles will be now referred to as ‘the sovereign’ in South Australia’s parliament. The government, led by Premier Peter Malinauskas (pictured right), says these changes will “modernise the parliamentary workplace.” (Credit: Getty)

These changes were supported by both the state’s Labor government and the Coalition opposition.

A spokesperson for the government, currently led by Premier Peter Malinauskas, told The Daily Mail that the changes will “modernise the parliamentary workplace.”

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“With record numbers of Labor women elected to the parliament, it makes no sense for them to be called ‘chairman’ when overseeing a committee.”

Furthermore, Greens MLC Robert Simms said the changes were “in line with modern workplace standards.”

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However, not everyone is on board; some of South Australia’s Upper House MPs do not support the gender netrual changes, even though they currently only apply to the Lower House.

In fact, SA Best MLC Frank Pangallo condemned the changes, calling them ‘woke’.

“’Wokeism has even penetrated the workings of parliament. I don’t think [gendered pronouns] caused any harm or offence in our community. I think this is sort of the left elements in politics that are exerting themselves,” Mr Pangallo said.

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