A leading contender to replace Jeremy Corbyn as the leader of the Labour Party in Britain says that she would like to see the Duchess of Sussex be made Queen.
During televised leadership hustings on Channel 4, Lisa Nandy was asked whether she would abolish the monarchy if she became Prime Minister.
Miss Nandy said that although it isn’t a priority issue, she would abolish the age-old institution in a referendum because “I’m a democrat.”
She was also heard saying: “I’d quite like to see Queen Meghan”
@lisanandy: “I would vote to scrap it.”
— Channel 4 (@Channel4) February 17, 2020
The Duke of Sussex is currently sixth-in-line to the throne, making it highly unlikely Meghan will ever become Queen consort.
Miss Nandy is one of three MPs vying to become the next Leader of the Opposition following Labour’s disastrous defeat at the 2019 General Election.
Also standing to replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader is Sir Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long Bailey.
Sir Keir said that he would not abolish the monarchy, but would like to downsize it.
Mrs Long Bailey said she wouldn’t vote to scrap the monarchy as “there are more important things to worry about.”