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The Republican Movement Wants To End The Monarchy After Queen's Death

The Republican Movement Wants To End The Monarchy After Queen's Death

Republic, a British organisation that seeks to abolish the monarchy, has announced it wishes to hold a referendum on the matter after the Queen's death.

The movement has over 5,000 members and 35,000 supporters. It tirelessly campaigns for a Britain that has a democratically elected head of state.

Talking to the Independent, chief executive of Republic Graham Smith said a prime time for a potential referendum would be between the Queen's funeral and Prince Charles's coronation.

He said: "It will be the first time most people have seen a change in the head of state.

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"I think that's going to be a slightly odd, jarring experience for a lot of people. All of a sudden you've got this other monarch who has been hoisted upon us and no debate about who it is going to be.

"For once, actually seeing hereditary power in practice - you'll actually see the inheritance of the throne taking place."

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Although Graham is unsure on the outcome of a referendum, he says it would, "change public opinion - it will change the nature of the debate."

"I think most public opinion is indifferent to the whole thing and an awful lot of it is tied up with the Queen. Over the next 10 years the debate is going to pick up because people will be coming alive to the fact that Charles is looming on the horizon as King."

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Topics: Queen

Josh Teal

Josh Teal is a journalist at LADbible. He has contributed to the 'Knowing Me, Knowing EU' and 'UOKM8?' campaigns interviewing everyone from student drug dealers to climate change activists.