It doesn't cost much – it's great value for money

Our opposition to the monarchy isn't about money, it's about principles. If the monarchy cost nothing, we would still campaign for an elected head of state because hereditary public office has no place in a democracy.

Nevertheless, the British monarchy is expensive – very expensive. With an estimated annual bill to the taxpayer of more than £345m, the Queen and her family cost over 100 times more than the Irish president.

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