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This year, Her Majesty The Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee, the first monarch in the history of the UK and the Commonwealth to do so. After 70 years of guiding the country through wars, recessions, and even a pandemic, The Queen reigns as the undisputed grandmother of the nation. While the Jubilee year is an opportunity to look back at the highs and lows of the past seven decades, the monarchy is also looking to its future. The Queen has expressed her “sincere wish” that when The Prince of Wales accedes to the throne, The Duchess of Cornwall should use the title of Queen Consort, an unthinkable decision in the years immediately following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. However, despite The Queen’s unrivalled personal popularity, the monarchy has been rocked by recent scandals and controversy, including the sex abuse allegations against The Duke of York and the departure of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex from ‘the Firm’. When the younger generations take over, the monarchy will doubtless reform to meet the sensibilities of a new age, but can the ancient institution live long over us, or will the coming decades see an increasing clamour toward its abolition and the birth of a British republic?

This episode of Bright Blue TV is hosted by Communications Manager of Bright Blue, Joseph Silke. In this episode, he will be joined by the Professor of Government and the Constitution in the School of Public Policy at UCL, Robert Hazell, the Chief Executive of Republic, Graham Smith, and Editor-in-Chief of the Royal Studies Journal, Dr. Ellie Woodacre.

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