What would happen to the name of the United Kingdom if it became a republic? Anything?
A randomly specific question. All the talk about the royal wedding has had me reading about British monarchy, government and republicanism (I'm an American, so I don't feel strongly about it either way), and a random question came to mind.
Seeing as the United Kingdom, is well, a United Kingdom
, has Republic
or any other pro-republican group made any statement about what would happen if the monarchy were actually abolished? What would be likely?
Perhaps this is obvious, and it'll just default to the "United Republic of Great Britain and Northern Ireland." Or there will be no change at all. I'm just curious, though.
(I don't want this to become a debate about monarchy vs. republicanism, these threads already exist
. I'm just wondering about this particular subject.)