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Long Live the Kings and Queens

The coronation of King Charles III highlights why constitutional monarchy remains a vital form of government in some of the world's most successful countries. Jamaica and others that are considering jettisoning it should do so only after careful consideration of its significant benefits.

CHICAGO – As Britain’s King Charles III is officially coronated, the “empire on which the sun never set” is looking a little shabby. In addition to the United Kingdom, 14 former British colonies still maintain Charles as their monarch and head of state, but many of his subjects around the world are reconsidering the arrangement.