UK has 'no indication of wanting to end monarchy' says expert
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Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams insisted that those calling for the abolishment of the monarchy are in the minority. During an interview with Express.co.uk, Mr Fitzwilliams said he was confident the monarchy would continue. Following on from this, new polling data has come out indicating that Britons still remain loyal to the Royal Family and the Queen despite the accusations from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in their Oprah Winfrey interview.
Mr Fitzwilliams said: “The monarchy is currently in a crisis after Harry and Meghan’s interview on Oprah and the fallout from it.
“This is undeniably damaging in Britain, the Commonwealth and the wider world.
“Equally, the 1990s was a dreadful time for the monarchy, we saw that for most of the decade.
“You will find support for the monarchy amongst the vast majority of the population.
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“Over the decades support for a republic tended to be around 20 percent and that is tiny.
“Clearly, it has been boosted by an interview, whose consequences cannot at the moment be foreseen.
“We have a monarchy stretching back over 1000 years, with the exception of the civil war.
“There is absolutely no indication at all that the majority of the British people want to change that.
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“It has not been discussed in Parliament and there is no call whatsoever for a change.
“During the pandemic, I think a head of state above politics is unifying and the Queen has handled it brilliantly.
“There are questions regarding the cost of the monarchy and the number of royals who are involved in official duties.”
Mr Fitzwilliams insisted that the monarchy would continue to survive and thrive in modern Britain.
He noted that the Royal Family has had popular and unpopular periods but has persisted regardless.
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He said: “There are questions regarding the cost of the monarchy and the number of royals who are involved in official duties.
“William and Kate carry out their duties superbly and Queen remains a symbol which binds England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland together.”
He closed by saying: “What direction the Royal Family takes and how easy the next few years will be is obviously something that we will discover in time when the current crisis has been resolved.
According to a Survation poll of 1,037 Britons between March 9 and March 10, 66 percent want to keep the monarchy.
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