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#Abolishthemonarchy trends on Twitter after The Queen approved controversial suspension of Parliament

After The Queen approved the controversial suspension of Parliament yesterday, #abolishthemonarchy hashtag trended on Twitter in the United Kingdom and the number one hashtag with around 20,000 tweets (and growing) as of writing this article.

Of course, The Queen’s approval of the prorogue of Parliament led to the republican support in the UK jumping on the occasion to promote their beliefs that the UK turn into a republic by abolishing the monarchy.

People have questioned whether she could have, and should have, refused to approve the suspension and argued that this is the true example of royal privilege.

However, there were supporters of Her Majesty and the Royal Family who argued that the hashtag was offensive and that the alternative (citing Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister and a socialist government) to a constitutional monarchy could be worse. They also argue that the monarchy brings in so much tourism that it would hurt the UK to abolish the monarchy.

One Twitter account @HighonLag laughed off the trend saying, “Whether you like it or not. They’re not going anywhere. #AbolishTheMonarchy means nothing. Have a good night and God Save The Queen!”

The court of Balmoral Castle has announced that Parliament cannot be suspended any earlier than September 9 and no later than September 12, until October 14.

The order means that Parliament will be suspended just days after MPs return to work in September.

Crucially, this means in the weeks leading up to Brexit day, MPs will be forced away from the legislative chambers meaning they cannot debate the issue.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. She's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.