Nick Cohen Nick Cohen

The madness of Charles III

Contemptuous of politicians, Prince Charles seems convinced that he will inherit the throne through his own efforts, and become the first self-made king

Republicans hate to admit it, but the stability brought by the long reign of that most careful of monarchs Elizabeth II has helped Britain manage the decline from empire to middle-ranking power surprisingly well. As the Treason Act of 1351 is no longer in force, and to ‘compass or imagine’ the death of the sovereign no longer carries the death penalty, I can state the obvious.

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