Letter: Make her victorious

Sir: Fay Weldon asks "If the House of Lords is to lose its hereditary principle, how can Royalty be justified?" ("Sorry, Ma'am, but it is time for you to go", 17 September).

The answer is, quite easily, because none of the other nine highly successful and popular European monarchies have hereditary elements in their legislatures. And Ms Weldon should surely know that when the Queen took the Coronation Oath in 1953 she considered it to be a solemn vow to apply for the whole of her life and not to be a meaningless promise to be disregarded as soon as expedient.



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