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Apr 14 · Last update 1 mo. ago.

Should the UK abolish the royal family?

With Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex renouncing his royal duties to move to America with his wife following a royal racism scandal and tabloid harassment in the UK, many have been left questioning the relevance of the country’s royal family. But following the Death of Prince Philip the UK seemed to be plunged into a forced state of mourning by the national broadcaster, the BBC, whose network programming was removed for blanket royal coverage. This has left many more questioning the relevance of the royals, as the UK looks set to deal with the coming economic fall out of Brexit and the COVID pandemic, are they once expense too far for the UK?
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The British royal family are at odds with any modern society, representing social division, elitism, and even eugenics, with the royal family being in a position of inherited privilege based on their bloodline alone. Is this really how modern Britain should be organised? Furthermore the royal family is incredibly expensive costing around £183 million to the British taxpayer, however this figure is somewhat nebulous and can increase massively depending on how this is measured. The queen also enjoys a lot of legal power, despite claims that her role is ceremonial the queen has used her powers to lobby the government to conceal her private wealth, and her and Prince Charles have vetted bills on justice, social security, pensions, race relations, food policy, as well as car parking charges, and even hovercraft.

In recent years Prince Andrew has come under scrutiny for this close friendship with an international sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, and has refused to answer FBI questioning on the matter. Meanwhile the royal family has recently broken apart over a racism scandal, prior to passing of Prince Philip, a man well known throughout his life for his racist comments, which was followed North Korean style treatment of the mourning of his death by the country's media. Is this really how modern Britain should be organised, and should the people of this family all be considered fit to be heads of state merely because they are members of this family?

theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/feb/08/royals-vetted-more-than-1000-laws-via-queens-consent lawteacher.net/free-law-essays/administrative-law/arguments-in-favour-of-abolishing-the-monarchy-administrative-law-essay.php theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/25/prince-andrew-bad-apple-abolish-monarchy-republic

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In recent years Prince Andrew has come under scrutiny for this close friendship with an international sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, and has refused to answer FBI questioning on the matter. Meanwhile the royal family has recently broken apart over a racism scandal, prior to passing of Prince Philip, a man well known throughout his life for his racist comments, which was followed North Korean style treatment of the mourning of his death by the country's media. Is this really how modern Britain should be organised, and should the people of this family all be considered fit to be heads of state merely because they are members of this family?
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