There are, however, at least three fundamental problems with this idea. Firstly, do we really want another politician (a president) interfering with our lives – surely we are currently over endowed with those?
Our royal family does a great job for the country and, while being non-political, is a proud guardian of our history, heritage and fundamental freedoms.
Secondly, such reform would be very expensive – presidents and their entourages do not come cheap and will have to be paid for by taxpayers.
Currently, it is little appreciated that the country gets a significant profit from the Crown, due to the fact that the cost is more than covered by income handed to the Treasury by the Queen’s property company. For example, in 2019 the surplus was £250million.
Thirdly, it is highly unlikely that any move to abolish the monarchy would achieve popular public support.
We should value what we are lucky to have, particularly in the light of so many countries in the past and present suffering the baleful and tyrannical effects of presidential rule, supported by military force rather than the electorate.
Better off scrapping the monarchy altogether?
Regarding the question regarding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, a better question might be – do we really need HRHs, dukes and duchesses, princes and the female version, and all the other hereditary titles?