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Queen's tourist pull questioned as train museum proves more popular than Buck Palace

Figures released today by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) have challenged the conventional wisdom that the monarchy is a big tourist draw. The British Museum topped the annual league table of admission numbers, with 5.6m visitors in 2012.

MPs challenge to Prince Charles tax avoidance welcome: Republic

Campaign group Republic has today welcomed the news that the Commons public accounts committee is challenging the Duchy of Cornwall's tax status. The Duchy avoids paying any corporation tax, an issue Republic raised with the authorities in December.

Royal finances scrutiny welcomed by Republic

Republic has welcomed reports that an influential Commons committee is considering a wide ranging review of royal finances.

Republic: Royal succession bill debate "a sad day for democracy"

Campaign group Republic has slammed Nick Clegg for "railroading" his succession bill through parliament without allowing a full debate on the monarchy.

Support amendments to succession bill, Republic tells MPs

Support amendments to succession bill, Republic tells MPs Republic has written to all MPs calling on them to challenge the Succession to the Crown bill next week and to support amendments that would end the succession altogether.

Royal veto over laws must be scrapped: Republic

Following revelations in the Guardian Republic has called for the royal veto over legislation to be scrapped. The campaign group is also calling for a full investigation into the extent of the royal consent rules and what laws have been amended on the direction of the Queen or Prince Charles.

Queen's cabinet visit reveals "feudal heart" of UK politics

Republic has reacted to the Queen's visit to this morning's cabinet meeting. Spokesperson Graham Smith said: "Inviting the Queen to attend cabinet is a PR stunt, but it's a highly symbolic one - it's a powerful reminder that Britain's political system is feudal at heart.

Charles challenged by campaigners over corporation tax avoidance

Campaign group Republic has reported Charles's Duchy of Cornwall to the HMRC for what has been dubbed a 'well entrenched tax avoidance scheme'.

Royal succession rules change is 'a bad joke' says Republic

The campaign group Republic has today said changes to the Act of Succession 'fail the equality test in practice and in principle', branding the changes 'a bad joke'. Chief executive Graham Smith said today: "These reforms change nothing of substance, even if William and Kate have a daughter.

Every child should have the chance to be head of state

Like thousands of other parents-to-be across the country, Kate and William must be thrilled - but their news just highlights the absurdity of hereditary office and focuses minds on what kind of future we want for Britain.


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