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Should the monarchy be abolished?
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The monarchy reinforces the class system in Britain

The existence of the monarchy affirms class divisions which are particularly entrenched in the UK.
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The Argument

The social class system in Britain is reinforced by the unearned wealth, privilege and entitlement of the royals. This is utterly unfair to those living in poverty. Prior to Harry and Meghan’s ‘resignation’, a petition was presented in Sussex asking for them to not use their titles [1] . The applications stated that “the monarchy is an intolerable institution can be widely agreed; the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are merely the latest and loudest to say it, just as George IV, with his bedizened escape hatch by the sea, was one of the most flamboyant to express it. There are many reasons to argue for the monarchy’s abolition; it is only lately that the human rights of those born and married into it have come into focus as among the most compelling arguments for the institution’s obsolescence.”

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Rejecting the premises

Further Reading

Royal Flush. Rebecca Mead. New Yorker.


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