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'Abolish Monarchy' is Trending on Twitter Following Harry and Meghan's Tell-All Interview With Oprah

© AP Photo / Kirsty WigglesworthMembers of Britain's Royal family from left, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Princess Eugenie, Queen Elizabeth II, background Timothy Laurence, Princess Beatrice, Prince Philip, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince William watch a fly past as they appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, after attending the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London, Saturday, June 17, 2017
Members of Britain's Royal family from left, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Princess Eugenie, Queen Elizabeth II, background Timothy Laurence, Princess Beatrice, Prince Philip, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince William watch a fly past as they appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, after attending the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London, Saturday, June 17, 2017 - Sputnik International, 1920, 08.03.2021
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A British lobbying firm Republic, which campaigns for the abolition of the monarchy in the United Kingdom, has launched a petition on its website following the bombshell interview. The organisation said the allegations made by Harry and Meghan prove that "the royal household is not fit for purpose in the modern world".

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with US talk show host Oprah Winfrey has caused a strong reaction, with numerous celebrities expressing support for the couple. Allegations of racism made against the Royal Family prompted a wave of heavy criticism online, with the hashtag #AbolishTheMonarchy now trending online.

​Many users contended the monarchy is an outdated institution that is bad for Britain.

​Some users even started making suggestions about what to do with Buckingham Palace if the United Kingdom becomes a republic.

​Others said that the Queen should be the last monarch.

​However, many people voiced opposition to the idea, with some saying that the Royal Family brings a lot of money into Britain's coffers.

​Meanwhile Labour Shadow Education Secretary Kate Green has called on Buckingham Palace to launch an investigation into the allegations of racism made by Meghan Markle. During the interview the 39-year-old said that one member of the Royal Family voiced concern about the potential dark skin of the couple's firstborn Archie. Meghan did not reveal the identity of the royal, saying: "it would be very damaging to them".

Green said there is no excuse for racism and emphasised that she expects the Palace to treat Meghan's claims "with the utmost seriousness".

Republic, an organisation that campaigns for the abolition of the monarchy, has started a petition calling on the government to launch a public debate on the future of Britain.

"We can have a more democratic institution, a non-political but elected head of state along with a fully elected parliament. No more kings and queens, no more lords and dukes. Just citizens freely choosing who takes on the most senior jobs in the land", reads the petition.

So far, it has collected more than 2,000 of the 10,000 signatures needed.

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