British Monarchy

Harry Windsor And The Difficult Crown

Lydia Starbuck | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK
Lydia Starbuck

Without someone ruling, there is no Royal Family, however modern and informed it is. Those opportunities for change, to make a difference, to be heard, melt away if no one takes charge.

Five Fab Feminist Acts From Our Nation's Sweetheart - Queen Elizabeth II

Nell Grecian | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK
Nell Grecian

She is not the first Queen of England (albeit arguably our best) but sadly, after her reign, will be the last for at least three generations. Happy 90th Birthday to our brilliant, stoic, and wonderfully feminist Queen Elizabeth II.

A British Guide to an Australian Republic

Oliver James | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver James

It's about choosing symbols that reflect us as a diverse but unified nation, and with a head of state who represents our unique values.

Is It Time to Scrap the Monarchy?

John Reynolds | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
John Reynolds

The monarch may seem to make Britain appear different to other countries, but is it time to change this system and have a democratically elected head of state? Many people in Britain aspire to become the head of state and none of them will ever achieve their dream.

India Is Suing The Queen For 'Stealing' Its £100m Diamond

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK

One of the world's largest and most famous diamonds, which is currently part of Britain's crown jewels, is at the centre of a row after a group of bus...

The National Anthem and the Great British Fallacy

Verity Ryan | Posted 18.09.2016 | UK Politics
Verity Ryan

On Wednesday morning I was met with a somewhat unforeseen and uncomfortable scenario: defending Jeremy Corbyn. Whilst this is not a position I intend to make a habit of, the onslaught that has followed his silence during a rendition of the national anthem has rendered me with no option but to plead for the defence.

Loving the Queen, Hating Politicians: Our Strained Relationship With Democracy

Bradley Allsop | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

Described as 'one of the most stable political trends in history', support for the monarchy has remained at around about the three-quarter mark amongs...

Buckingham Palace Forced Into Making An Embarrassing U-turn Over Scotland Claims

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK

Buckingham Palace has been forced into an embarrassing climbdown over its funding feud with the Scottish National Party. After claims reported on W...

Scots Are Disappointed The SNP Isn't Actually Slashing Royal Funding

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK

A row has erupted between the SNP and the London-based press over claims by a Buckingham Palace source that Scotland would cut £2.2 million-a-year in...

The Queen Disbands The Monarchy

Fearghas Kelly | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Fearghas Kelly

Charles, Former Prince of Wales, also looked to the future: "I want a real job. I'm 66 and I feel like I have no purpose in life.

Game of Thrones: Why the British Monarchy Must Go

Josh Marshall | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK
Josh Marshall

you might be thinking that in modern day, 2014, Britain, we've forgotten this feudal nonsense from the middle-ages! We've moved on Into a prosperous, egalitarian secularist society which rewards people based on merit!? Well we haven't!

A Warning for the Windsors

Robin Lustig | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

I don't think Prince Andrew is a serious threat to the survival of the House of Windsor. Even as the Queen's second son, he's pretty low down the succession pecking order, below Charles, William, the infant Prince George and Harry. And after all, our history is littered with princes behaving badly. The real threat to the family firm is Andrew's big brother.

Handbagged, Review: Maggie and Liz - Handbags at Dawn

Victoria Sadler | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Handbagged is a magnificently funny dramatization of the clash of personalities between the two most iconic Brits of my lifetime - Margaret Thatcher and Queen Elizabeth II.

The Monarchy - Worth Every Penny of Your 70p?

Paul Marshall | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK
Paul Marshall

The Queen is dead, long live the... president. And who should this bastion of democracy be? Richard Branson? Boris Johnson? Alan Sugar? Cheryl Cole-shortly to return as the nation's sweetheart?

King Charles III Review: 'Provocative, Bold and Brilliant.'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

What will Charles be like as King? We don't know for sure but many fear it. And we get a dark forewarning in King Charles III, a provocative and controversial future-history play at the Almeida Theatre.

The Threat Prince Charles Poses to the Monarchy's Future

Adam Seldon | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Seldon

The efficacy of the system and the support it commands still depends on the person in charge. The Queen is above politics, a loyal public servant and as long as she remains in office the monarchy is assured. But her activist son means the prospects for monarchy in the future bodes ill...

Will a Small Royal Reshuffle Kick Off Our Biggest Social Change?

Gregor Smith | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

2013 was the year Pope Benedict XVI took the unusual decision of resigning from his post, much to the surprise of those who had followed his works across the world. This year, our own defender of the faith is also resigning - to an extent...

Queen Needs To 'Get A Grip' On Finances

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

The Queen's household is down to its last £1m in royal reserves, and needs to get a grip on slashing costs, increasing income and sort out a backlog ...

Keep the Queen - But Abolish All the Monarchy's Powers

Joseph Finlay | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Politics
Joseph Finlay

We'd retain the elements people care most about while changing the structures that are most damaging. The symbol remains but the substance is transformed...

Prince George and the Royal Polling Numbers

Simon Atkinson | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Atkinson

This week's royal christening seems an appropriate moment to take stock and look at how public opinion towards the royal family is evolving. Overall, the message remains positive, particularly when compared to the bumpy ride that was the 1990s...

Royal Baby Is Born - What Now for Prince Harry?

Ania Poullain-Majchrzak | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK
Ania Poullain-Majchrzak

With the arrival of the new royal baby, poor Prince Harry will fall to fourth in line to the throne. Let's face it: at this point, in the words of Polish saying: a pig would have a better chance of seeing the sky than Harry does of getting crowned King of England.

Is It Time to Privatise the Monarchy?

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Politics
Kieran Turner-Dave

I propose that the priority of the next government budget should be to privatise the monarchy... The only difference is that the royal family will have to dip into their vast personal wealth in order to fund their luxurious lifestyles - and pay their fair share of tax.

Let's Hope the New Royal Baby Lives to See a Republic

John Wight | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Politics
John Wight

The sheer waste of taxpayers' money that goes into the coffers of this dysfunctional family of glorified benefit claimants is surely a crime. We have just seen the tax shenanigans of Prince Charles laid bare, while an intelligent and reasoned explanation of both Prince Andrew and Prince Edward remains at large.

How To Become The British Monarch

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Comedy

With a royal baby on the way, there's no better time to avoid all newspapers brush up one's historical knowledge of the British monarchy. So hit p...

Royalty: Isn't it About Time For a Change at the Top?

Rob Atkinson | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK
Rob Atkinson

Shouldn't our venerable Queen have the chance to savour a bit of real life before her time is up?