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Monarchy and self-restraint in the modern world

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Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family watch the flypast during the Trooping The Colour parade at Buckingham Palace, in London, Saturday, June 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

It's not surprising that the death of one of the longest reigning monarchs, Queen Elizabeth II, would trigger the conversation about the need for such a figurehead. In our bi-weekly segment The Long View, contributing editor Neal Milner discusses monarchy and the modern world.

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This interview aired on The Conversation on Sept. 14, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at
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