Department of Political Science


The Platinum Jubilee and Future of the Monarchy

17 March 2022, 6:00 pm–7:15 pm


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.

This event is free.

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Abi Turner


  • 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

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  • Participation is free for this public event, but we kindly ask that you register using the link provided.
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