What would change if the monarchy were to be abolished?

Buckingham Palace would be emptied
Royal Assent would go
The opening and closing of Parliament would be much more dull
The Queen (well, the ex-Queen) could be put on trial
Millions of tourists would (probably) stop coming

Thursday, June 22, 2017

As everyone around the world knows, monarchy in the United Kingdom is a key part of its cultural traditions and operations of state. 

Queen Elizabeth II has made history as the longest-serving British monarch, and she's very popular with the public. 

But now, it's emerged no one in the Royal Family appears keen to replace her. 

Prince Harry, who is fifth in line for the throne, told an American publication that no-one, not a single member of 'the Firm', wants to replace the Queen.

This raises a few questions about the monarchy - namely, what should happen if it were to be abolished? What would change?

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