Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has always supported holding a referendum on converting to republicanism. However, a minister has stated to the regional press that there is “no timeline” and that the vote is “not a priority”. The government declared last week that the king would be paying them a visit “later this year”. A government spokesman told The Australian that the prime minister had a “warm relationship” with Charles. As of yet, Buckingham Palace has not confirmed the trip. The remarks come after the government lost a separate referendum held last year when a proposal to provide Indigenous Australians more political rights was soundly rejected by the majority of voters. A proposal to modify the constitution to recognize First Nations people was rejected by all six states.