Modernise the royals

IT’S time to downgrade the royal family.

In a modern, fair, meritocratic and democratic society, where success is rewarded according to ability, inherited titles, privilege and blue-blooded heredity simply have no place.

It’s akin to medieval feudalism, where serfs had to unquestioningly bow down to their all-powerful land owning masters.

It’s time people opened their eyes to the royals’ ridiculous pomp and circumstance, vast drain on our resources and interference in our politics.

At the very most, we need a royal family along the Swedish line, not living in ivory towers, not given millions every year by the taxpayer to fund their lavish lifestyles, private educations, million-pound house renovations and whimsical dabblings in our ordinary lives.

Andrew Watkins

Hindley Green