Pity he didn’t think of this before:
What is the future role for the head of state in whatever the UK might become? That is a question that needs to be asked. And at the same time the question as to who might have that role, and why, needs to be addressed. The assumption that it should be a royal seems, to me, to be naive.
As for the reason we do have a Royal someone, somewhere, has to pin the VC on people. And we’d prefer Chuckie or President Spud?