I saw an interesting argument shared, a few days earlier, about the monarchy and the money it costs. Calvin Hodgson, a politics student from Chester, argued that it is morals, not wallets, we should be convincing, when talking about republicanism.
The Duchy of Lancaster, unlike the Crown Estate, is legally owned by the reigning monarch as part of the job. This means that if they were to abdicate or the institution of the monarchy were abolished, it would no longer be their property. So how did this come into being? Why is it separate from the Crown Estate? Answer to these questions, and more, below.
A society can be divided when it cannot decide collectively on the direction it wants to go. Within the UK, Northern Ireland has been one of the more divisive regions, with divisions being formed along religious, political, monarchism/republicanism and community lines. This division turned into violence, with harrowing consequences. In some countries, democracy is seen as a mob that is self-interested and imposes a tyranny of the majority without establishing a consensus. However, in a mature democracy like the UK, clear wins in elections are accepted as creating a mandate for whatever action the majority voted for, and there is a consensus that minorities should be protected by their elected representatives.