EFE.- Interviews with Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan give Republicans a boost Australia seeks to stop being subjects of Elizabeth II, After the deadly attempt at the 1999 referendum.
Australia, a former British colony Operates under a federal monarchy, The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, who is currently represented by Governor-General David Hurley at sea, who is responsible for administering the oath of office and enacting laws.
“It simply came to our notice then. Our head of state must be an Australian citizen, not one of us, the Queen or King of the United Kingdom“This Tuesday, former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told ABC Local Network about the controversial interview and the implications of understanding the monarchy in Australia.
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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, it seems clear Windsors “not happy family”, Admitted that Australia was not yet ready to change this system until Queen Elizabeth II ended her reign.
“I do not believe the country today has the courage to make this change (…) He was an extraordinary head of state, frankly, I believe There are more Isabelists in Australia than monarchies“The former president said at one point some Republicans took to social media to defend the organization’s transformation.
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.
Historians Jenny Hawking, Who won the long court battle last year to access the letters sent by Queen Elizabeth II to her Australian envoy during the Prime Minister’s indictment in 1975? Koff Whitlam After a deep political crisis, he criticized the monarchy.
“Harry and Megan’s interview shows the monarchy is irrelevant and Unsuitable for modern Australia. Why our head of state is 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, acknowledged that he expects support for his cause to increase. Interview with Oprah Winfrey Has revealed A change is needed.
“It’s a family in many ways Not in contact with ordinary Australians. (2) We have seen a British monarchy that is incompatible with modern Australia, ”he said in an interview with a Republican newspaper. Defender.
Megan Markle, from an African American mother, in a conversation with Oprah Winfrey A member of the royal family expressed concern about the skin color of their first child With 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.