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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Kensington Palace, London, after the announcement of their engagement. | Copyright: PA
Week in Review: Reluctant royalists hide from royal weddings

This royal wedding, spare a thought for the smallest, most hard-done by minority: reluctant constitutional monarchists, who baffle royalists and are condemned by republicans. They are horribly embarrassed by all the wedding nonsense, but don’t even get to demand, intuitively, that we should just scrap the whole thing. They have to grin and bear it.

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If you want to have a real conversation about customs, talk about the backstop

To know what’s actually going to happen with Brexit, ignore the talk of customs partnerships and maximum facilitation and pay attention to the backstop solution. The solution was in paragraph 49 of the December agreement and it guarantees the shared UK and EU objective of there being no hard border in Ireland.

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