Monarchy Myth Buster
Who becomes head of state in a republic is up to you. There's no reason it has to be an ex-politician – the experience of other European republics shows that voters often choose colourful characters who have achieved great things.
Britain will always be unique. That's down to the achievements of the British people, our history and culture, even our geographical location.
Of course the monarchy is part of our history – no republican would deny that - but it's not all of it.