The Constitution Unit


The Platinum Jubilee and Future of the Monarchy

17 March 2022 - A panel of experts mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and explore what the future of the monarchy might look like.

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This year is the 70th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, who has reigned longer than any previous British monarch. In addition to celebrating her Jubilee, thought is turning to the future of the monarchy, and what changes might be expected after she is gone.

Dr Bob Morris (expert on church and state at the Constitution Unit, UCL) will talk about the next Accession and Coronation; Dr Craig Prescott (constitutional lawyer at Bangor University) will explain the need to update the Regency Acts; Dr Carolyn Harris (royal historian at the University of Toronto) will discuss previous jubilees, the role of Consorts, and the upbringing of future monarchs; and Prof Helle Krunke (Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Copenhagen) will talk about the Golden Jubilee of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, also being celebrated this year, and the differences between the British and European monarchies.


Dr Bob Morris, expert on church and state at the Constitution Unit

Dr Craig Prescott, constitutional lawyer at Bangor University

Dr Carolyn Harris, royal historian at the University of Toronto

Professor Helle Krunke, Head of Centre for European and Comparative Legal Studies

Chair: Professor Robert Hazell, Constitution Unit

Useful links:

• Constitution Unit research on Monarchy, Church and State