The dark legacy of the royal family
As we all know, colonialism was responsible for a great deal of misery and suffering around the world. It’s hard to imagine, then, why anyone would want to forsake the institution that was responsible for it. But that’s exactly what some people are doing.
Queen Elizabeth II is one of the most respected and beloved figures in the world. She’s been a symbol of stability and continuity for more than 60 years, and her passing will be mourned by millions. But there are some who see her death as an opportunity to score political points.
In Australia, for example, some politicians are calling for a public holiday to be held in honor of the queen.
It is clear that New Zealand’s relationship with the monarchy is a complex one. There is a deep well of support for the institution, but also a growing feeling that it is time for a change. The question of what form that change might take is one that will no doubt be debated in the months and years to come.