Published: December 04, 2019
It is no secret that Jeremy Corbyn would prefer Britain to become a republic. However, he said that, given the Royal Family’s popularity, “it is not a battle that I am fighting” and has only launched thinly veiled attacks towards the institution in recent times. In the wake of the Prince Andrew scandal, the left-winger recently suggested that the monarchy should be scaled back.
And in an ITV debate with Boris Johnson last month, he declined to say that the monarchy was “beyond reproach”, but claimed it needed a “bit of improvement”.
Before becoming Labour leader, though, the left-winger was much more vocal about certain issues – including the role of the monarchy.
His Twitter feed, in particular, offers clues.
In 2011, two days before William and Kate tied the knot in a fairytale ceremony at Westminster Abbey, Mr Corbyn did not seem too pleased with the amount of publicity the couple received. source