After Queen Elizabeth's Reign, Can The Monarchy Endure? : Consider This from NPR For many in the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth was synonymous with the monarchy. As she's laid to rest, King Charles faces a potentially "existential" challenge in convincing the British and global public that the monarchy is a force for good, according to historian Dan Jones.

That may be a difficult task in the Commonwealth, a group of 56 countries connected in part by a history of British colonial rule. Many see the monarchy as inextricably linked to the injustices of that colonial system.

Jones talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the Queen's legacy and the shoes Charles must now fill.

Jamaican member of Parliament Lisa Hanna explains why she believes the monarchy is at a crossroads and must use this moment to correct historical wrongs committed by the British Empire against people of the Caribbean.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Britain And Its Former Colonies Debate The Monarchy's Future After Elizabeth

Britain And Its Former Colonies Debate The Monarchy's Future After Elizabeth

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For many in the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth was synonymous with the monarchy. As she's laid to rest, King Charles faces a potentially "existential" challenge in convincing the British and global public that the monarchy is a force for good, according to historian Dan Jones.

That may be a difficult task in the Commonwealth, a group of 56 countries connected in part by a history of British colonial rule. Many see the monarchy as inextricably linked to the injustices of that colonial system.

Jones talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the Queen's legacy and the shoes Charles must now fill.

Jamaican member of Parliament Lisa Hanna explains why she believes the monarchy is at a crossroads and must use this moment to correct historical wrongs committed by the British Empire against people of the Caribbean.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Connor Donevan, Gabe O'Connor, Barry Gordemer, Vince Pearson, Marc Rivers and Julie Depenbrock. It was edited by Bridget Kelley and Olivia Hampton. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.