A critic claimed that it would be appropriate for the monarchy to diminish after Queen Elizabeth II’s passing
Queen Elizabeth as well as the remaining British royal family members have been asked to renounce their titles by a critic of the sovereign.
Republic CEO, Graham Smith in conversation with Express claimed that it would be appropriate for the monarchy to diminish after Queen Elizabeth II’s passing with a democratic head of state to take her place through election.
"My view is that all the royals should renounce their titles. I think that the writing is on the wall. Why don’t they do themselves a favour and say we are not going to pursue this any further?” said Smith.
"Have the monarchy until the Queen passes away and then let’s move on and do something different,” he added.
"I think that if William and Kate were sufficiently self-aware, they would understand it would not only benefit the country but benefit them.”
"They could go off and enjoy themselves and have Netflix deals and do whatever they want on their own money and their own time,” he went on to say.
Moreover, Smith claimed that when Prince Charles becomes the king, it would “hasten the end” of the monarchy as a serious crisis would take hold of the country.
"We have made a documentary titled ‘The Man Who Shouldn’t be King’ about Prince Charles. We are and I think a lot of people are concerned about Charles becoming King. I think he is going to hasten the end of the monarchy,” said Smith.
"The monarchy tends to survive because of the Queen and Prince Charles is not as well liked or supported. He is also much easier to challenge and criticise, the problem with him is that he cannot help himself when it comes to interfering with politics,” he went on to say.
"If we have just one serious issue where the Government, after he becomes King, changes its policy to match what Charles has said on the public record previously then we have to start asking questions as to whether they did that because they thought it was a good idea or because Prince Charles was lobbying them privately. That would cause a very serious crisis,” Smith added.