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How Can The Royal Family Be Dethroned?

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How Can The Royal Family Be Dethroned?

Postby Sedgeley » Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:57 pm

I've heard it said many times that the UK has considered ending the monarchy. If this is decided, what is the process? What status will the Royals have? What status will all the knighted, the Lords and Ladies have? What will become of the possessions?

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How Can The Royal Family Be Dethroned?

Postby Wells » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:53 pm

While it is true that there has always been individuals and small groups in favour of a republic in Britain, it would also be true to say that it has always been a minority view. Ironically, it would be comparatively easy to abolish the monarchy.

This could be achieved by the simple expedient of an Act of Parliament, which might simply state that the Queen was replaced by a President(and presumably describing the process of electing or appointing such an individual). Actually, the process would have much wider implications, both legal, and political.

It would be a matter for the Government what status the royal family would have in such a case. Presumably they would cease to have any official status or recognition.

It would not necessarily mean that all titles(knights, peers) etc would lose their titles. But it would be logical that they would lose any official recognition. Of course, the only privilege enjoyed by knights and dames is the use of their titles; and since last year the peers are the same. The personal property of the royal family would remain theirs. This includes Balmoral and Sandringham, and an unknown(and not particularly large- despite rumours to the contrary) investment portfolio. The palaces are of course held as Crown property and is in no sense private.

If a Government had sufficient support to introduce a Bill into Parliament to abolish the monarchy, there would be little the royal family could do to stop it. In such a situation it might well be appropriate for the Queen to warn the Government that a referendum, or another general election, would be desirable, to ascertain the view of the people. However, if the Government persisted, and had sufficient parliamentary support, they could inplement the plan.

Such a move would only occur if the Government felt there was sufficient support, which is far from the case today. However, in the future it could be so. It would then be possible that envious and vindictive elements would want to take the royal family's personal property as well, as they did recently in Greece.
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How Can The Royal Family Be Dethroned?

Postby Alfonzo » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:11 am

I've heard it said many times that the UK has considered ending the monarchy. If this is decided, what is the process? What status will the Royals have? What status will all the knighted, the Lords and Ladies have? What will become of the possessions?

Thank you.
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