Poll: Most Australians Favor Separation From British Monarchy
A narrow majority of Australians say they would like to end ties with the British monarchy, according to a poll produced by Ipsos on December 20.
The online poll of 1,000 adults showed that Australians have the following views toward the British monarchy:
- 83 percent say Queen Elizabeth ii did a good job in her role as monarch.
- 54 percent say Australia should sever its ties to the British monarchy.
- 49 percent have a favorable opinion of King Charles.
- 40 percent have a positive opinion of Prince Harry.
- 33 percent have a favorable opinion of Meghan Markle.
During Queen Elizabeth’s reign, Australians were content being connected to the British monarchy. With the less popular King Charles as monarch, more Australians are entertaining the idea of severing ties with the British crown.
Rogue royals: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been publicly accusing the British monarchy of being a racist institution. Prince Harry’s memoir, Spare, released on January 10, claims the monarchy gained wealth through “exploited workers and thuggery, annexation and enslaved people.” The attacks on the monarchy from this rogue couple are contributing to the decreased popularity of the monarchy among the public.
The Trumpet said: “There are strong movements in Canada and Australia to break from the British crown,” warned Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry. “Scotland is also trying to leave the UK. Barbados renounced the monarchy last year. Jamaica could be next. How much will King Charles’s rule accelerate this trend?” To learn more about the future of the British monarchy, read Mr. Flurry’s article “The Queen’s Funeral Shows the Power of the Throne.”