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Royal Family facing a crisis ahead of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

"When looked at alongside other polls in recent years, it appears support for the monarchy is on a slow puncture," claimed Republic CEO

By Web Desk
May 29, 2022
Royal Family facing a crisis ahead of the Queens Platinum Jubilee

The Royal Family is reportedly facing a crisis ahead of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

The percentage of British public supporting abolition growing over the past years, according to a survey.

Graham Smith, Republic CEO, claimed: "When looked at alongside other polls in recent years, it appears support for the monarchy is on a slow puncture."

The pro-republican sentiment has reportedly grown when similar polls taken over the past few years are compared.

According to reports, despite younger generations in particular appearing more keen on republicanism than in the past, the UK is set to spend millions to properly celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, signalling there is still very much affection for the record-breaking monarch.

A YouGov poll carried out on 1,754 adults in the UK for the anti-monarchy group Republic between April 30 and May 2 shows that 27 percent of the people polled believe Britain should abolish the monarchy. On the other hand, 13 percent responded they didn't know.

60 percent of the people who took part in the survey spoke in favour of retaining the monarchy in the future. However, the pro-republican sentiment has grown when similar polls taken over the past few years are compared.

Another YouGov poll carried out between October 2 and November 22 2019 on 4,870 people showed only 19 percent would welcome replacing the sovereign with an elected head of state.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's much-publicised exit, Prince Andrew's scandal and the 96-year-old monarch's health worries and prince Philip's demise have thrown the Royal Family's status into question.

However, Some royal fans and commentators believe that the monarchy will obviously survive after the Queen’s reign ends as King Charles will undoubtedly ascend the throne. Richard Fitzwilliams insisted the monarchy is "very much part of our DNA."