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Vox Pop: Should we get rid of the monarchy and become a republic?

Top row, left to right: Denise Wilcox, Anita Browne, Marion Davison, Leandra Wessels.

Bottom: Kirsty Harley

Top row, left to right: Denise Wilcox, Anita Browne, Marion Davison, Leandra Wessels. Bottom: Kirsty Harley

With people in New Zealand debating whether or not to ditch the Royals during William and Kate’s visit, Heather Jan Brunt asks people in Aylesbury if we should keep the monarchy.

Denise Wilcox, Wolverton:

“No, definitely not. The royal family do an awful lot for our country.

“You could argue that they are paid to do it, but the queen has been exemplary.”

Anita Browne, Princes Risborough:

“No. The royal family is part of our history and help with tourism.

“They provide a good figurehead for the country and impress our standing abroad.”

Marion Davison, Tring:

“No. The monarchy has been there for so long and the queen herself in particular does a fantastic job. So do the rest of the family, and they bring the tourists in.”

Leandra Wessels, Stone:

No, I think the monarchy is a good thing, it helps with our identity.

“Traditions are a good thing and we shouldn’t lose things we have had for centuries.”

Kirsty Harley, Aylesbury:

“That’s a hard one.

“I would say no, because queens and kings have provided our history and heritage. I don’t want to lose our traditions.”

 

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