After Queen Elizabeth's funeral, UK's royal family must reform to survive

As recession looms, however, and the pound sinks to its lowest in nearly four decades, it is time to ask: Can the monarchy reform fast and radically enough to adapt?

Britain's King Charles and Queen Camilla sit at Westminster Hall, following the death of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, in London (Photo: Reuters)
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Britain's King Charles and Queen Camilla sit at Westminster Hall, following the death of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, in London (Photo: Reuters)

Pankaj Mishra | Bloomberg
Watched by millions around the world, the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II demonstrated the enduring glamor of Britain's hereditary order. As recession looms, however, and the pound sinks to its lowest in nearly four decades, it is time to ask: Can the monarchy reform fast and radically enough to adapt to an age of social and economic breakdown?

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First Published: Sep 24 2022 | 2:11 PM IST

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