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I don't think HRM ever quite trusted Bonny Prince Charlie to be up to the job and so clung on in the hope the succession might pass him by and go straight to Prince William. She may also have wished to avoid the fate of the Queen Mother reduced to a life of dressing up, the odd tipple, and boring parties. Given she has almost zero discretionary power, I don't know if it matters an awful lot which century she lives in. She adds a veneer of respectability to the truly tawdry business of UK government and the appearance of constitutionality to the unconstitutional. Best to create a real elected Head of State role with real powers.

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