In this thread, we’re looking into the future and discussing what things may be like by the time Prince George of Cambridge ascends to the throne (after the reigns of his great-grandmother, his grandfather, and his father, of course). More than one poster has speculated that there won’t even be a monarchy by the time George is old enough to have his eyes on the throne.
So what’s your take? Will the United Kingdom’s constitutional monarchy be abolished (for good, this time) by, say, 2099?
As an American, the idea of a constitutional monarchy at once confuses and fascinates me. On the one hand, the monarch hasn’t had absolute power for 800 years, and hasn’t had any power for 500 years - so what’s the point? But on the other hand, there’s something to be said for having one person be the living embodiment of your country’s centuries of tradition and history.