Would you vote to end the monarchy?

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Trezo Mon 09-Mar-20 08:51:57

At the end of this month Republic is heading to Plymouth and Truro to host screenings of the documentary The Man Who Shouldn't Be King.

The film highlights the real problems Duchy of Cornwall tenants face becaues of the feudal way Prince Charles runs the estate. Making the film has spurred us on to get the Duchy taken off Charles's hands (it's not his private property) and to ensure all Duchy tenants enjoy the same rights as the rest of us.

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cdtaylornats Mon 09-Mar-20 08:55:40


Trezo Mon 09-Mar-20 11:53:41

I would never agreed with having the Royals

They cost the earth
The get their transport paid for public money and security costs fortune for all of them free holidays.

They get an extravagant yearly allowance so should not be getting their hands on the two duchies which they get millions from.

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DDIJ Mon 09-Mar-20 11:54:49


mrsdede Mon 09-Mar-20 11:57:06

No. The royal family brings a hell of a lot of money into the country.

vickibee Mon 09-Mar-20 11:57:42

I would also like a republic like Ireland or France. The royals are outdated

Kazzyhoward Mon 09-Mar-20 11:58:32

No - I'd far rather have a monarchy then the alternative of a presidential system that would probably cost more, be more prone to fraud/abuse, and not be as effective/beneficial to the country.


Fatted Mon 09-Mar-20 12:01:20

Even if we did, we would probably still end up forking out for them all. They would still have their vast estates and money. It would probably only change their title.

TedsFederationRep Mon 09-Mar-20 12:01:46

Apparently, the monarchy costs each of us £1.24 per year.

Worth every penny not to have a president.

timetest Mon 09-Mar-20 12:01:56


CockCarousel Mon 09-Mar-20 12:02:17

Definitely. Surely they'll be pastured off in a few generations, it's not as if they don't have enough wealth of their own.

lazylinguist Mon 09-Mar-20 12:02:43

The history of the monarchy brings a lot of money into the country. That will still be there if we ditch the royals themselves. Versailles seems to do ok for visitors. It's not as if tourists are coming here expecting to actually see the queen.

Aurignacian Mon 09-Mar-20 12:03:37

Yes I would vote to end the monarchy.

In what way do the duchy tenants not have the same rights as other tenants?

Lostkeyagain Mon 09-Mar-20 12:04:05


Spudlet Mon 09-Mar-20 12:04:46

It would depend on the alternative being presented - but assuming that was something I could live with, yes. For the sake of the Royals themselves. I feel very sorry for children being born into lives of such complete scrutiny and constant criticism.

TulipsTulipsTulips Mon 09-Mar-20 12:07:15

Yes, I would. They are a ridiculous bunch. Why not end their official roles, then greater allow public access to their various castles and estates and also to their art collections. Surely that would boost tourism.

Kazzyhoward Mon 09-Mar-20 12:09:54

I feel very sorry for children being born into lives of such complete scrutiny and constant criticism.

Those that suffer, bring it on themselves, usually with poor behaviour, virtue signalling, attention seeking and hypocracy.

There are plenty of minor Royals who don't court the media and manage to live a reasonable normal life.

Just think about Edward, Sophie and their children - barely a mention in the media. Then you have others who deliberately manipulate the media for attention seeking and whinge when they get called out for it!

Spudlet Mon 09-Mar-20 12:15:05

Bollocks, frankly. What about George and Charlotte having to walk past banks of cameras for their first day at school? You’d be happy with that for yours, would you? You’d be happy for your sons to walk behind your coffin, all televised to the masses? Because I wouldn’t. More minor royals might manage, but those born to the top jobs don’t have a chance.

KundaliniRising Mon 09-Mar-20 12:15:42

Yes without a shadow of doubt, the prince Andrew issue and queen Elizabeth supporting him was one step too far.

happymummy12345 Mon 09-Mar-20 12:16:31

I don't like them or see the point of them

funmummy48 Mon 09-Mar-20 12:17:10

Yes, I'd vote them out!

BananaChocolateLump Mon 09-Mar-20 12:17:24

If you can get people to vote for brexit you can get them to vote for anything. I wouldn't though they are a tourist attraction

LuxLuxLux84 Mon 09-Mar-20 12:17:53


TwilightPeace Mon 09-Mar-20 12:18:35


PristineCondition Mon 09-Mar-20 12:19:05

We wouldnt have a president ffs
I would get rid once the Queen dies.
Its 2020 we don't need to belong to the monarchy

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