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Jacobite_Royalist_45

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Good Morning from the United Kingdom, i wish to start this thread about the presence of the international monarchist league in the UK, what activities they are involved in and if anyone could give first hand information as a member or otherwise, i would be very grateful indeed, for one wishes to be more involved in monarchist activity and thus being immersed in an active community would be of great benefit and interest to oneself. Any information about the Royal Stuart Society shall also be greatly appreciated, i suppose my namesake explains why.






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The International Monarchist League (IML) has a long and uneven history. Formed during World War II when the prospect of European monarchies falling was real (and tragically materialised), it has gone through periods of relative dormancy before a revival in the 80s and 90s. In the 21st Century it has had a lower profile, but still has a web presence.

The AML was affiliated with the IML at one stage but is now an independent organisation focusing its work on Australia.

The Royal Stuart Society was formed in 1926 as an organisation upholding the Jacobite legacy, but supports the British monarchy in its current form.
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The International Monarchist League (IML) has a long and uneven history. Formed during World War II when the prospect of European monarchies falling was real (and tragically materialised), it has gone through periods of relative dormancy before a revival in the 80s and 90s. In the 21st Century it has had a lower profile, but still has a web presence.

The AML was affiliated with the IML at one stage but is now an independent organisation focusing its work on Australia.

The Royal Stuart Society was formed in 1926 as an organisation upholding the Jacobite legacy, but supports the British monarchy in its current form.


I must first thank you David for consistently replying on threads with my questions and baring with my thoughts and musings. Such information is greatly appreciated. Do you have any information about the contemporary activities of the group, or anyone with some involvement in either.

Many thanks,


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The real world and social media activities of monarchists vary greatly according to place and circumstance. In Australia, monarchists were always active but stepped up their activities in the 1990s when the republic push was being done by Paul Keating and our current PM Malcolm Turnbull (who seems to have gone silent on it). The AML and ACM succeeded with the 1999 referendum but have maintained a consistent level of activity ever since with the Internet, and have made the most of the social media revolution.

In Britain, monarchism is generally accepted by the major political parties despite the unfortunate presence of republicans in the political class. That's because of the continuing public support for the British monarchy such that republicanism would be a sure vote loser for anyone who would dare push it.

In countries where monarchies have fallen, monarchists have been organised on some level but appear visible and well-organised in Portugal and France, and in countries where monarchies have fallen in more recent times such as Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro, and Albania. Georgia, though its monarchy fell earlier, also falls into this category. Monarchists in these countries have established a reasonable presence online.

Outside of that, Iranian monarchists are a major and arguably one of the largest components of the resistance movement in exile and underground. In Nepal, monarchists have remained visible and organised in the last decade.

My key point here is that monarchist activism is largely a reaction to threats against existing monarchies, or in advocating restoration of those that have already fallen. In Britain and the Commonwealth realms, monarchists have the benefit of supporting an existing monarchy and its attendant benefits. The level of activity is largely variable according to time and circumstance. While this is also true in other European monarchies, in Britain and the Commonwealth realms monarchists have had to continue working hard despite the fact that republicans do a good job discrediting themselves.
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