• January 12, 2019

    The Malaysian government is considering new laws to protect hereditary rulers from criticism.

  • November 9, 2018

    Call for a national debate about the future of the monarchy following the Queen’s reign.

  • April 21, 2018

    There could scarcely have been a less opportune time to remark on the relationship of skin colour to nationality.

  • April 3, 2018

    Campaigners from across Europe will be meeting in central London on the day of the royal wedding, to discuss plans for a monarchy-free Europe.

  • December 18, 2017

    Campaigners have called on ITV to look again at broadcasting 'A Right Royal Quiz', saying the monarchy is a contested political institution and falls within broadcasters' obligations on impartiality.

  • September 19, 2015

    Does the British establishment, in its entirety, really believe in democracy? Perhaps for some elements, the best reply to that would be – up to a point.

  • June 5, 2014

    The response to the abdication of Juan Carlos and the comic-opera events which took place yesterday (4 June) in the palace of Westminster illustrate both the absurdity and the emotional pull of monarchy.

  • October 27, 2013

    Media coverage of George Windsor's baptism gave the impression that baptism is about conformity. Baptism began in a far more radical way, before its domestication by the powerful. Since then, many people have rediscovered baptism's original subversive force, as a sign of dedication to the kingdom of God – and a rejection of the kingdoms of this world.

  • July 30, 2013

    Support for monarchy relies more on emotion than it does on reason. It is therefore only sensible to admit that this is not the most fruitful time to be a Republican.

  • March 14, 2013

    At a camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan yesterday (13 March), a visitor expressed his shock at what he saw. It was, he said, an “unbelievable and heartbreaking situation”. The visitor was Charles Windsor, commonly called the Prince of Wales. His wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles, praised the “strength of spirit” of the women refugees at the camp.