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UK should NOT hold referendum on monarchy future ‘royals bring in more than they take out’

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During the bombshell interview aired on ITV on Monday, Meghan and Harry made several shocking accusations. They claimed there were conversations about the colour of Archie’s skin before he was born.

Following the interview, Sunday Times journalist, Hannah Al-Othman, tweeted: “How about we have a referendum on whether or not to have a monarchy?

“Think that’ll definitely go really well and really bring the country together.”

But an Express.co.uk poll – which ran from 12.30pm yesterday to 1pm today – asked: “Should the UK hold a referendum on the future of the monarchy?”

Out of 12,516 votes, 84 percent (10, 512) of voters said there should not be a referendum on the future of the monarchy.

Just 16 percent (1,928) voted in favour of a republic while 76 people said they don’t know.

One person said: “Let’s have a referendum on whether to remove ALL Prince Harry and Meghan’s titles and remove them from the line of succession.”

Someone else added: “We should hold a referendum on the future of these two individuals.

“The answer would be, wholeheartedly, remove all titles, and ban from the UK.

“Leave to live a quiet life in the USA and keep out of our lives.

“From their comments, this would make them very happy and it certainly would make us even happier.”

Another reader said how nobody in the UK wants the “monarchy ended” and said no one cares about Harry.

A fourth Express.co.uk reader commented: “Keep the monarchy!

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“The civil war was fought and it was decided that the monarchy is necessary to the constitution.

“Besides, the royals bring in much more than they take out.

“Do you really want elected idiots running the nation?

“Far better to get rid of the House of Lords.”

Someone else said the Royal Family is the “UK’s identity” and makes the UK “different and attractive”.

They said: “The Royal Family is the UK’s identity with its traditions and customs.

“It’s one of the things that makes this country different and attractive to lots of people in the world.

“The English Royal Family is world news whether you like it or not.

“I am nowhere near interested in the Royal Family but it’s a big plus for this country.”

A recent poll by Ipsos MORI suggested there could be some support for the abolition of the monarchy if a referendum were to be held.

In an online poll, that was conducted on March 3-4, a sample of 1,065 adults aged 18-75 were asked if the abolition of the monarchy would be good or bad for Britain.

The results found that more UK citizens said the abolition of the monarchy would make the UK’s future worse, 43 percent, than make it better, 17 percent, and 34 percent said it would not make a difference.

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