Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called for a referendum on the monarchy following Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's explosive Oprah Winfrey interview. Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams has since said it is "inevitable" the Royal Family will not be head of state in Australia "one day". Speaking to Express.co.uk, he said: "Malcolm Turnbull was once the head of the republican movement in Australia but obviously it's up to Australia what future they want.
"In 1999, they voted to stay with the monarchy.
"For years there has been a very strong movement in Australia for a republic.
"Many considered it inevitable that will one day be what happened.
"But I don't believe it's because of a single interview, this must be something the Australian people will decide."Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
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The Queen will 'inevtiably' lose her head of state status in Australia (Image: GETTY)
Australia voted in 1999 to keep the monarchy (Image: PA)
Mr Turnbull recently told ABC TV that Austrlia's head of state should be an Australian citizen, not the king or queen of the UK.
He added: "It's clearly an unhappy family, or at least Meghan and Harry are unhappy. It seems very sad."
Mr Turnbull said that the Queen had been an "extraordinary" head of state, and added: "I think, frankly, in Australia, there are more