Royal Watcher Robert Hardman on the Modern Monarchy

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“The monarchy is a human embodiment of the country’s values, histories, and traditions,” says British journalist Robert Hardman.

Today’s monarchy may have the same crown and live in the same palace, but it’s a changed institution, says Hardman, and the impending royal baby — the first to be born under new, gender-agnostic succession laws — is a great signifier of the modern monarchy.

Here, Hardman talks about the history of royalty in England and why it might well be said that we’re living in the …more

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