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Harry and Megan’s interview revives Republican dream in Australia

This content was released on 09 March 2021 – 07:22

Sydney (Australia), March 9 (EFE) .- An explosive interview with Sussex, Enrique and Megan Duke seeks to stop Elizabeth II from becoming a citizen of the Republican Party of Australia after a deadly attempt at a referendum in 1999.

Australia, a former British colony operating under a federal monarchy, is headed by Queen Elizabeth II, who is currently represented at sea by Governor-General David Hurley, who takes the oath of office and approves laws so they are declared.

“This is a regular debate. Our leader should be an Australian citizen, not one of us, the Queen or King of the United Kingdom,” former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told the Network on Tuesday. When asked by the local ABC about the controversial interview and its implications for the monarchy in Australia.

Liberal Turnbull led the Republican movement in the 1999 referendum, with 45.13 percent voting in favor of becoming Australia’s Republican, while 54.87 percent voted in favor of the monarchy.

Turnbull, who clearly knew that the Windsors were “not a happy family”, acknowledged that Australia was not yet ready to change this system until Queen Elizabeth II ended her reign.

“I do not believe the country has the courage to make this change today (…) He has been an extraordinary head of state. Apparently, I believe there are more Isabelists in Australia than monarchies,” the former president said at a time when some Republicans were defending the organization’s change to social networks.

In an Ipsos poll released in January this year, 40 percent of Australians oppose the Republic, 34 percent support it and 26 percent are undecided.

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Historian Jenny Hawking, who won last year’s long court battle, was critical of the monarchy for accessing letters sent by Queen Elizabeth II to her Australian envoy when Prime Minister Kof Whittle was ousted in 1975 after a deep political crisis.

“The interview with Harry and Megan shows that the monarchy is irrelevant and irrelevant to modern Australia. Why our head of state is not one of them, not one of us. There is no reason why Australia should not become a republic now,” Hawking said in a tweet.

For his part, Sandy Blair, leader of the Republican movement in Australia, admitted that he expects support for his cause to increase after pointing out the need for a change in Oprah Winfrey’s interview.

“This is a family in many ways unrelated to ordinary Australians. (…) We have seen a British monarchy that is incompatible with modern Australia,” the Republican told The Guardian.

In a conversation with Oprah Winfrey, Megan Markle, an African American mother, expressed concern about the skin color of a member of the royal family with her first child, Prince Harry; He said he thought of committing suicide during that pregnancy and that the monarchy, which precisely finances mental institutions, had refused to help him. EFE

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