SPECIAL passport arrangements between the UK and Commonwealth countries where the Queen is head of state have been discussed “at the highest level”
Of the 52 Commonwealth countries, 16, including the UK, are in the Commonwealth Realm – those where the Queen is the sovereign.
These include Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the Bahamas.
Now sources at the highest level of the Commonwealth say new passport arrangements for the realms were very much “back on the table” post-Brexit.
They could ultimately include fast-track visas and easier entry to the UK, with reciprocal rights for Britons.
The insider said: “The will is certainly there on behalf of countries like Australia and New Zealand.
“The subject has been raised at Commonwealth Heads of Government meetings and there’s now a sense that Brexit could turn the theoretical into reality.