Meghan and Harry shock Australia with an interview: Aussies no longer want to be “queen subjects”
The Royals interview sparked a political debate in Down Under. There is only one reason why Australians are still reluctant to revolt.
The interview with Prince Harry and Megan Markle will cost the British crown more than its reputation. In Australia, which has always been loyal to the monarchy, the harsh criticism of the two former royals has rekindled an old debate: the Australian Republican Movement wants to put forward a proposal for an Australian republic this year. The English Queen should no longer be the head of state, and Australians are no longer “citizens of the Queen”.
So far, the British crown has held a good position in Australia: especially after the arrival of Harry and Megan in 2018, the Royals have received high endorsement ratings. Support for liberation from state warmth fell to its lowest level in 25 years. An online poll found that only one-third of Australians support the establishment of a republic.
Did Megan act out of jealousy?
Although Harry and Megan provoked the monarchs in the country three years ago, their interview is now the opposite. In an interview with the New Daily, Sandy Pierre, director of the Australian Republican Movement, described the portrayal of Harry and Megan as “how the monarchy relates to modern Australia”. “Serious racist allegations” show “completely unacceptable” behavior in Australia and especially in public offices.
Famous Australians were also involved in the debate this week. Former Conservative Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull advertised on television that the head of state of Australia must be an Australian citizen: “One of us”, “not the Queen or the King of the United Kingdom,” Turnbull said. However, other conservative politicians insisted on the side of the crown: MP Jarrod Fleggy tweeted that the Duchess of Sussex was a “gold digger” who was trying to “tear up the company” because he could not be the “future queen”.
Harry’s brother William denies everything
One thing is clear: Australia’s detachment from the crown will not happen easily and quickly. Even those who supported the idea of a republic after the reign of Queen Elizabeth II did not want to reconsider the current model. He is an exceptional head of state. There are more Elizabethans in Australia than monarchies, Turnbull said.
Meanwhile, the interview is causing a stir in the United States. A commentator for the New York Times called for the immediate removal of the British monarchy. Speaking from the heart of many Americans, black writer Amanda Gorman, who caused a stir with her poetry reading at Joe Biden’s inauguration, said: “Megan is the greatest opportunity to adapt to the new era and the royal family. You missed the opportunity. “Approval ratings for the two former Royals have risen sharply in the United States.
At home in Great Britain, Prince William recently tried to mitigate the damage after the Queen had already spoken in a conciliatory tone. The next in line to the British line said during a school visit in London to racist allegations against the royal family: “We are not a completely racist family.”
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