‘Just pure rubbish!’ Aussie mocks republican as proposed Queen alternative has same powers
Sky News Australia presenter Caleb Bond lashed out at a new republican campaign to get rid of the Queen as head of state and mocked their suggested replacement as “pure rubbish” because the new official would have the same powers as the monarch.
The head of state would be in the position for five years and would appoint the prime minister on the advice of the House of Representatives.
But the official would have no control over the day-to-day governance of the country nor could they pass laws.
He remarked: “We end up with the exact same system except this one will involve costly elections and we won’t get any of the great excitement and fun from the Royal Family.
“How can this be a great step towards a new Australia, we stand to gain literally nothing.”
Prince Andrew titles: Duke of York still holds 8 honours despite stepping back
Prince Andrew is one step closer to facing a civil trial over sexual abuse claims made by Virginia Giuffre, after US Judge Lewis Kaplan refused the Prince’s lawyers bid for the case to be dismissed. Ms Giuffre is suing the Duke for alleged sexual assault committed against her when she was 17 years old. The Duke denies the charges.
Regardless of the outcome of the legal case, Prince Andrew faces being stripped of his royal and military titles.
Despite withdrawing from public life, Prince Andrew has held onto his HRH title.
Speaking on the Jeremy Vine show, Royal Commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said: “There’s absolutely no doubt that Prince Andrew is a very, very serious problem for the Royal Family.
“Regarding the removal of the title, Duke of York, I mean, this would require an act of parliament.”
Prince Charles ‘going to feel pretty vindicated’ after future King’s decades-old admission
Prince Charles has long been mocked for talking to plants. He first admitted to doing so in a 1986 interview, when he said: “I just come and talk to the plants, really – very important to talk to them. He added: “They respond.”
But the team behind upcoming series The Green Planet have said that Charles was actually “ahead of the game”.
The Executive Producer of the show, Mike Gunton said: “He’s going to feel pretty vindicated because he was ahead of the game.”
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Source: EXPRESS CO UK