For the media

All media enquiries should be directed to:

Graham Smith on 07747 608 770 or email graham@republic.org.uk.

You can also try his direct line 02034882508.

Please do not call our main number as messages can be delayed.

Our latest press releases are below.  You can also view details of our latest campaigns.

Avoid the myths!

A lot of myths and misunderstandings are recycled through our news media.  We ask that journalists spend some time looking at our Monarchy Myth Buster and Know the Facts pages.

Please keep three things in mind: 

  1. The monarchy is a political institution, steeped in power and vested interest
  2. There is no evidence that the monarchy is good for tourism or a benefit to the UK economy
  3. Broadcasters have a duty to report the monarchy impartially and in the same manner they would report any other political issue.

Latest press release

2 July 2020

The widespread belief that the monarchy is good for tourism is the 'original fake news' and 'complete fiction' according to campaigners. The comments follow Meghan Markle's claim her wedding generated £1bn for UK tourism, a claim that has already been challenged by leading experts.