What are the prospects for the man about to be crowned? As Charles formally receives the insignia of the monarch and the blessing of the church, how long can a thousand year-old principle of hereditary succession be sustained? Is Britain still not ready to elect the man or woman who is head of state? Or is continuity itself a measure of national maturity? And would we really prefer to have a ceremonial president who would likely be - on present form - a footballer or a reality TV star? Alice Hunt, associate professor of history at Southampton University, gives Phil and Roger guidance from the the time England did become a republic in 1649, and some thoughts about our monarchical future.
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