Pressure Group Wants Duchy Abolished

Hugh House, the offices of the Duchy of Cornwall

The pressure group, Republic, will be launching a campaign for the abolition of the Duchy of Cornwall today.

The group say the Duchy gives millions of pounds to Prince Charles every year, as people who die in Scilly and Cornwall without wills in place have their estates passed to the organisation.

They alleged that the Prince uses the organisation as a power base from which to interfere in politics and lobby on a range of issues.

Republic’s chief executive Graham Smith said: “This is the start of a rolling campaign aimed at raising debate about the future of the Duchy with the aim of having the institution abolished.”

The group wants the royals included in Freedom of Information laws. They also want Duchy tenants to have the right to buy.

Garrison resident Alan Davis has campaigned for that change here.


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