With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, could this be the beginning of the end for the British monarchy? As a new king accedes the throne, more Britons are questioning the relevance and need for a ceremonial head of state funded by taxpayer money. In London, Oxford and Edinburgh, several protesters have been arrested for voicing their anti-monarchy opinions with the slogans #NotMyKing and #AbolishTheMonarchy.
Yet a majority of Britons still support the monarchy and believe the institution is crucial for maintaining national identity, unity and pride. In a YouGov poll taken ahead of Queen Elizabeth’s June 2022 Platinum Jubilee weekend, 56% of Britons said the monarchy is good for the country, although that percentage had fallen from 73% in December 2012.(1) 🇬🇧 Is it time for Britain to abolish the monarchy? | The Stream – YouTube