To bring it back to the original thread title - whilst I'd like to see the monarchy gone completely I don't think that is likely. There is a probably a majority support for one in the UK and if you have to have a head of state, one which isn't political is probably a good idea.
I'd support a slimmed down monarchy, really just the King or Queen and partner with the rest getting proper jobs and leading normal lives.
Of course there are considerable other costs (security etc) that are borne directly by the state.
Last edited by Pauljoecoe; 10-09-2022 at 05:32 PM.
Those who question the role of the royal family are being accused to disrespect at this time. However, it seems to me that now is exactly the right time to ask these questions. Once Charles III is installed there will be no change, and when he dies we will be in the same situation again of it being the wrong time to ask these questions.
It's like the Electoral College in the US- after every election where it messes things up vs. the popular vote (Bush, Trump), the US says "we really should do something about this" then does nothing to change it until it messes up the next election. Lather, rinse, and repeat...