ALAN Brooke (Letters, June 7) seems not to have studied countries which have swapped monarchies for elected presidents.
If he goes back in British history he will find that the monarchy were devolved of the right to political rule the country, that being left to elected Members of Parliament.
The only flaw in this was the House of Lords which is slowly being made more democratic.
If he looks at the countries who have eliminated monarchy in favour of elected presidents he will find a lot now have presidents who virtually rule for their own benefit and not the citizens of that country.
So I for one hope never to see a president in my lifetime.