UK Monarchy

These Kiwis Aren't Fans Of Wills And Kate, And Aren't Afraid To Say It

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

New Zealand republicans made their feelings about the Royal visit Down Under quite plain on Friday afternoon, with an aircraft carrying an anti-monarc...

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...

At Retirement Age, Prince Charles Holds on for Cruel Job

William J. Furney | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK
William J. Furney

Britain's people should put their suffering "royals" out of their misery and do away with the entire, archaic concept of monarchy. It's brutal to keep these miserable people as they are, living artificial lives, a national and global spectacle, a sideshow to the drudgery of life, a perennial carnival of pageantry more at home in a Christmas pantomime...

Carry-over - Monarchy Influencing British Lifestyle?

Patricia Evans | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Patricia Evans

Despite the long standing argument as to the validity and the justification of the Monarchy and its continued existence, there is no denying the fact that such practice of power cannot simply be abolished. For one, the Monarchy is part of a long historical tradition.

How the Royal Baby Will Affect Cambridge Students Everywhere

Mollie Wintle | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Mollie Wintle

Various irrelevant statements have been flung around, such as: 'I don't care about the royal baby', 'this weather has to break soon' or even 'the monarchy is an elitist institution which undermines our democracy.' All this matters little when we consider that the little prince will affect us even as we affect indifference.

End the Monarchy 'Truman Show'

John Sargeant | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK
John Sargeant

The gift I want to give the new born prince is one of equality with the common people. I want them to be free to choose their own religion, marry whom they will and choose their own career without causing an abdication crisis. That they have no duties to defend an established status quo but are at liberty to think for themselves...

'Stop This Nonsense'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK

Not everyone has been filled with joy at news of the Royal Baby, as anti monarchists say broadcasters are "disgracing themselves" with fawning coverag...

The Royal Baby In Numbers

PA | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK

Click here for a live feed from the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge is giving birth After some handy stats to impress Royal Baby aficionad...

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...

Five Per Cent Pay Rise For The Queen..

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK

The Queen has been handed an inflation-busting five per cent pay rise - the day after £11.5bn of spending cuts were announced. The Treasury will p...

Why Was Edward VIII Bugged By His Own Ministers?

PA | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK

Edward VIII was secretly bugged during the final days before his abdication on the order of his own ministers, according to official files made public...

The King's Head

PA | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK

A facial reconstruction of King Richard III is going on display in Leicester's Guildhall on the first stop of a nationwide tour. The model, which g...

The Duchess, the BBC, and the Scouts - Is This Stuff Really News?

Jack Butler | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Butler

The main reason, in fact, the only reason why the BBC has chosen to prioritise the royals, throughout the Duchess's pregnancy, throughout her marriage to Prince William, throughout the jubilee, is because it is pandering to the right-wing media, of which it is absolutely and permanently petrified.

Why Didn't My Richard III Come Gift Wrapped?

Amy Licence | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK
Amy Licence

It seems there has never been a better time to head outside and start digging up your local car park. Since the bones of Richard III were exhumed in Leicester last summer, archaeology has become more exciting than even two decades of Channel 4's Time Team could have dreamed.

Should The Queen Retire?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK

Lord Prescott has suggested the Queen may be "overburdening" herself and should consider abdicating. Writing in the Sunday Mirror, the former Labo...

King of the Middle East

Nikita Malik | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

At the moment academic literature on the Arab Spring fixates on the monarchical exceptionalism argument - that is, the tendency for Arab monarchies to largely avoid the conflict of the Arab Spring (while Arab authoritarian regimes have been overthrown).

The Strange Death of Liberal England

Alastair Roderick | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Politics
Alastair Roderick

I recently wrote on this site that, in reference to the recently published photos of the Duchess of Cambridge, pregnant and on holiday, that '...our morbid fascination with this bizarre, ordinary family invests them with a sort of inverted dignity just by them doing and saying nothing of real consequence.' I didn't expect such a vivid illustration to present itself so soon.

A State Funeral for Richard III?

Jon Ashworth | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jon Ashworth

So we have received the news that Richard III fans have been waiting for. The skeletal remains found last year in Greyfriars car park in my Leicester South constituency are indeed those of Richard III, the last Plantagenet King of England.

Ned Simons

Queen Vetoed Passing War Powers To Parliament, Whitehall Documents Reveal

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics

Republicans have reacted with horror to the revelation that the Queen and the Prince of Wales exercise their power to veto legislation that is propose...

Pippa The Journalist?

WENN | Posted 16.12.2012 | Home

Pippa Middleton may not be an official member of the royal family, but a US TV show is desperate to get her to become their correspondent on the B...

Revealed: The Secrets Of The Queen's Wardrobe

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | Home

Top secret dresses for meetings with James Bond, no hats after 6pm and jackets embroidered by indigenous north Americans are just some of the Queen's ...

Ned Simons

Ministers Accused Of 'Royal Cover-Up' After Publication Of Prince Charles' Letters Vetoed

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK Politics

The government has been accused of orchestrating a "royal cover-up" after it vetoed the publication of letters sent to ministers by Prince Charles. ...

My Speech to the UCL Debating Society in Support of Abolishing the Monarchy

Mat Morrisroe | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Politics
Mat Morrisroe

The motion to abolish the monarchy won the vote in the end and sense won out.

BBC: "We're Sorry, Your Majesty!"

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK

The BBC has apologised for reporting that the Queen raised concerns about radical cleric Abu Hamza, after security correspondent Frank Gardner made th...

Do We Really Need the Monarchy?

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education
The Cambridge Union Society

Why exactly are the vast majority in favour of the monarchy in this age of democracy? Has the Queen brainwashed the entire nation? Economically, there seems to be no need for a monarch.