Who’s talking about Presidents? Certainly not me. Keep the King and Queen lark, just choose a different means of succession. A write in would be a very good way to establish an initial shortlist for public discussion. It’d still be a lifetime gig.
If it is not beyond our wit to say “hey Mr Brit, you have done nice things for your country. How would you like a knighthood?”, then it shouldn’t really be beyond our ken to retain our institutions while reforming them.
The monarchy is supposed to be a ceremonial role that embodies the British state in people. Personally, I don’t think it as ceremonial as people are led to believe, nor do I believe that the current crop of contenders are the best representation of our best values. At best, they’re as dysfunctional as the rest of us. At worst, they’ve used the power of the state for some very nefarious ends.
The media is losing their shit because the Royals have finally decided that we can have a brown person related to the Royals. I’m sorry, but that’s been a thing for over half a century amongst our commoners, and pretty fucking standard for the last thirty. Should we really be that excited that this backward family has finally caught up with the times?
Besides, for all that, there are several people who believe that the Royals had a rather different reaction to a brown person joining their family in 1997, and whether those reports are true or not, Meghan Markle won’t be walked down the aisle by her black father today. Of course, he’s just had an operation, and that’s the reason. *Cough* Optics *splutter*.
She’ll be walked down the aisle by this man, who’ll render my comments redundant by destroying the monarchy on his own.