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Retaining the Monarchy

(69 Posts)
Dottynan Sun 22-Sep-19 08:33:24

In todays newspaper (22nd) I read that only 29 percent of Labour Party members "believe in retaining the monarchy" and 62 percent say "Britain should become a republic". Good or bad thing ?

EllanVannin Sun 22-Sep-19 08:39:51

God forbid !
Read about some of the Republican countries, and ten to one we'd end up as another Venezuela, mark my words !

Pantglas2 Sun 22-Sep-19 08:40:23

Need to know what will replace it before I can call that one!

aggie Sun 22-Sep-19 08:44:38

Oh yes , great idea , President for 4 years , elections , tv all a dither riots ( well flag burning/waving in a half hearted way ) and the rich cats in the background , not out where we can see them

sodapop Sun 22-Sep-19 09:00:19

Exactly EV & aggie not for me, that way lies destruction oh wait a minute

Anniebach Sun 22-Sep-19 09:04:06

A referendum? another election ? No

annsixty Sun 22-Sep-19 09:47:36

I am for retaining the monarchy with a much slimmed down version than we have presently after the Queen dies.
She has been a model of propriety, and has done her duty and served us well.
We need a more approachable Royal family with less of the hero worship and fans, but that of course is impossible, people with low self esteem will always clamour to know more about their glamorous role models.
European royals seem to live more down to earth lives than ours but still carry on.
No thank you to a President.

Framilode Sun 22-Sep-19 09:49:26

I completely agree with your post Annsixty.

annsixty Sun 22-Sep-19 09:51:14

Well thank you.
That doesn’t often happen.

Gonegirl Sun 22-Sep-19 09:53:32

It would be so boring without them!

And I love the little kiddies.

Alima Sun 22-Sep-19 09:54:10

Also completely agree with annsixty on this.

Anniebach Sun 22-Sep-19 09:54:55

annsixty in what way do you want them to be more approachable?

merlotgran Sun 22-Sep-19 09:59:50

Yes, it would be boring without them.

Definitely No to a republic from me.

William and Kate are on the right track. Saying nuffing about the other two. grin

Alexa Sun 22-Sep-19 10:01:58

The Queen has been an ideal monarch, and I hope the next one will be as good. The monarchy is a lot of fun including all the minor royals. However some of their behaviour is deeply unfashionable and they need to improve their image regarding wasting money, and supporting unpopular causes such as killing things for fun.

Niobe Sun 22-Sep-19 10:02:56

I think Charles wants a 'slimmed down' Royal Family and this has led to disagreement with Andrew who wants his daughters to have a more public role.

The idea of elections for a President every 4 years makes me shudder! Can you imagine the people who would be put forward for that? President Farage for example (Shudder!)

Anniebach Sun 22-Sep-19 10:07:55

Until Australia, Canada, New Zealand and 12 other countries choose to become a republic the queen is monarch of 16 countries . She is head of the commonwealth and the heads of the commonwealth have elected Charles as next head .

EllanVannin Sun 22-Sep-19 10:09:22

The Blair's would love it, Niobe.

GrannyGravy13 Sun 22-Sep-19 10:10:30

Totally against a republic, keep the monarchy.

Anniebach Sun 22-Sep-19 10:11:34

Cherie Blair is a republican

Niobe Sun 22-Sep-19 10:27:44

Ellan Vanin, after I posted my last comment the idea of Tony and Cherie as President and First Lady popped into my head too! I'll take Charles and Camilla followed by William and Kate any day!

paddyann Sun 22-Sep-19 10:37:53

Totally against a hereditary monarchy .....bring on a republic .

henetha Sun 22-Sep-19 10:42:02

Totally against a republic.... keep the monarchy.

merlotgran Sun 22-Sep-19 10:43:29

It's a bit boring on the Royals front at the moment as the major players are still hiding on holiday in Balmoral.

Fear not. Harryward the Woke and Me-again are off to Africa tomorrow with baby Archie who we probably won't see as they don't like us.

Never mind. There will be plenty of outfits to bitch about comment on. grin

It will no doubt be a highly successful trip as Harry loves Africa and apparently wants to live there hmm

annsixty Sun 22-Sep-19 11:02:15

Meghan made the excuse for leaving her first engagement after maternity leave that she had to get home it was feeding time.
I wonder if she left in the middle of pal Serena’s last set or this weekend in the middle of a high profile and highly publicised wedding in Rome?
Of course not.

eazybee Sun 22-Sep-19 11:18:20

And she is taking Archie's old clothes to give away to the 'poor' and colouring books for the children, from Archie.
But to return:
the thought of a republic fills me with dread; President Blair and First Lady Cherie.