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The death of Queen Elizabeth II affected so many of us. She was the servant of her people. She made her pledge upon accession to the throne. In seventy years she never wavered. At the age of 96, two days before her death, she appointed her 15th Prime Minister. A truly extraordinary person, respected by all, monarchists and republicans alike.
As we mourn the death of Elizabeth II, what lessons do we learn from the British political system? Antithetically, the monarchy has no right to exist in today’s world. And yet, arguably, the death of the Queen and the accession of the King (along with all the extraordinary ceremony, centuries honed), appears to strengthen the UK’s democratic constitution. Can this be correct?
Forum members are invited to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of monarchy, republicanism and democracy. What is it that we want as a populace? What political system do we trust to deliver us stability?