LETTER : Polite way of dispensing with monarchy

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The Independent Online
NEAL ASCHERSON ("We could nag the Windsors...", 10 March) quotes H M Hyndman's view on the need to find a polite, handsome and becoming way of dismissing the monarchy. In fact, in 1917 Hyndman offered such a way: "The simplest way of effecting the necessary change would be to make the heir to the throne, who seems to have inherited his grandfather's social gifts, life-president of the British Republic, when his time comes." (The future Edward VIII was the heir; Edward VII his grandfather.)

Tom Kennedy

Darlington, Co Durham