Britain needs a serious debate about our head of state as we fast approach the succession of King Charles. That's the message from a republican movement that is feeling bullish about its prospects over the next decade.
Prince Andrew has been reported to the police for criminal damage to the gates at Windsor Great Park after the story broke in the Sun newspaper yesterday.
The report was made by Graham Smith, CEO of campaign group Republic.
Graham Smith said today:
Reports of the Queen's views on Brexit show why it's so important voters get to choose their head of state, according to campaign group Republic.
Campaign group Republic has branded the Clean for a Queen scheme a 'bad joke' and a 'patronising PR stunt.'
The group has pointed to huge cuts to local street cleaning services while the Queen has received a 38% increase in official funding since 2011.
Campaign group Republic has condemned a speech by Prince William in which he made remarks widely seen as supporting Britain's membership of the EU. The group says the remarks are a deliberate political intervention that politicises the monarchy.
Campaign group Republic has today written to the government, calling for a full review of royal funding and for the Sovereign Grant to be scrapped. The call comes as David Cameron and George Osborne conduct the first five-year review of the grant since it was introduced in 2011.
Campaign group Republic has today called on MPs to drop God Save the Queen altogether and introduce two new anthems, one for England and one for the UK.
MPs are today debating the introduction of a new sporting anthem for England.
Graham Smith, Republic's CEO, said today:
Campaign group Republic has revealed that Prince Charles is sent highly confidential Cabinet papers as a matter of routine, in contravention of the government's own rules.
Campaign group Republic has called for the Royal Warrants system to be subjected to a full review, with details of why warrants have been awarded to be made public.
Campaigners have condemned media contracts that have been signed between broadcasters and Clarence House.
Campaign group Republic will be writing to Ofcom, BBC News, Sky News and ITN to clarify their position on interviews with members of the Royal Household.
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