After the death of Prince Philip, he was paid tribute worldwide and expressed his sympathy to the royal family.
Prince Philip died at the age of 99 on 9 April 202.
Many people in Britain have sympathy with this mournful family, but there are also those who do not like the monarchy in Britain.
When asked in this regard, most people said that they still give importance to the tradition and symbolism of the royal family and they will be saddened by its departure.
But, there was also a good proportion of such people who said that they would like to see constitutional reforms in which the head of the country is elected.
In a survey conducted by YouGov last month, 63 per cent of Britons believed that the monarchy should remain in the future. Whereas one in four people said that they would like to see an elected head in the country and 10 percent could not take any decision.
Under the leadership of 94-year-old Queen Elizabeth II, the British monarchy has been ruling in one form or another for almost 1,000 years (except for five years in the 1600s after the Civil War in England).
The Queen has a number of constitutional duties including signing laws, appointing the Prime Minister and starting the Parliament session. Over time a lot of power has been delegated.
Queen Elizabeth is also the chief of 54 Commonwealth countries.
‘times have changed’
Kirsten Johnson, a university administrator from Derby, says, “I personally feel that we no longer need a monarchy. I don’t know what the purpose of being a monarchy is. It is a remnant of colonialism and now times have changed a lot.” “
“If you think about the time when Princess Elizabeth became Queen, there was not much time when World War II ended, and the Commonwealth had a very different situation then. The empire was different than it is today.”
“Now that we already have elected officials, I don’t think we need a monarchy. In principle everything is signed by the Queen, but in reality they are powerless officers, which is very expensive.”
According to figures released by the Royal Household, in the year 2020, the cost of the royal family to Britain’s tax payers was 69 million euros (6 billion 28 crore rupees). These are the highest figures on record.
This money is called the Sowren Grant (sovereign grant) and is used for works such as nobles and their household chores, official royal visits and maintenance of royal palaces. This includes the recent changes at Buckingham Palace and the repair of Frog Cottage, the old home of Prince Harry and his wife Megan Merkel.
Says Kirsten, “Taxpayers’ money is also used for distant people associated with the royal family because there are some jobs and security costs associated with their degrees, but what do they actually do for the country? I am saying that they do nothing but what they do that is so special and connected to the monarchy that no one else can do it. “
“Queen Elizabeth has ruled for a very long time and in a dignified manner. She is a good woman. But, I do not see the need for a monarchy anymore except for tourism. Those who want to come and see Buckingham Palace, they are the monarchy.” You can do this even when you are not there. “
The Queen and her close family members are known as ‘working royals’ and have more than two thousand official royal responsibilities in Britain and abroad. They have to play a role in strengthening national unity and maintaining stability through public and charitable services.
Queen and Prince Philip applaud
Says Semi Knight, “I see the royal family as very privileged servants of the public who were born with their profession and cannot change it.”
Growing up in Canada, Semi is now a British citizen. They believe that the monarchy has no place in the future of Britain or the Commonwealth.
He says, “I believe the monarchy as an institution will end with the queen. I am not bothered about the Taj but personally she is a wonderful woman. I am sorry to see Prince Philip go away.”
“I appreciate the services of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. He has led a very extraordinary life and I feel that he is incredibly dedicated to serving people despite his age.”
“I do not like the youth of the royal family and I think the time has come to elect an elected head in Britain.”
Thinking changing over generations
If the people involved in this survey are divided according to age, then there is a huge disparity between the generations. The lowest of 18 to 24 year olds believe that the monarchy should remain in Britain while most people above 65 years want to maintain the royal family.
There is also an imbalance in the results of voting when viewed in different areas of Britain. Only half of the people in Scotland have shown a favorable view on the future of the monarchy, which is the smallest proportion of any regional population.
Matthew Burton says, “As a Scotland, monarchy is not a distant thing or a foreign thing to me. We just remember it because our money is spent on them or when one of them dies. ” Matthew a childcare in the city of Kirkody, Scotland Are workers.
He says, “They give themselves the title of ownership of different places in Scotland and holiday here in their private principality but it seems as if they don’t give anything in return. This institution and tradition of Britain is meaningless.” Which only benefits them. “
However, not everyone wants to abolish the monarchy completely.
‘Royal members be limited’
Stephen Ellison, a retired political adviser, says, “I really like the tradition and continuity created by senior royal members, but the number of younger royal members is high. We need the Queen and the Prince of Wales. I’m Prince William and I also want his son Prince George because he is a succession to come. But, we don’t need a dozen princes and princesses. “
“That’s why I like the idea of some royal members but not many royal members.”
The rules of sovereignty and British monarchy made in the consent of the people in Britain have been the subject of debate in recent years.
But, for now, those who want to see the end of the monarchy remain a minority on a large scale.