Queen should 'abdicate' due to age claims Maguire
Kevin Maguire appeared on ITV's Good Morning Britain as the panel discussed the health of the Queen following the decision to cancel her trip to Cop26. While the panel all agreed the Queen was a "massive symbol" who could light up any event she was at, Mr Maguire believed the Queen should consider slowing down. The commentator bluntly pointed out the Queen is 95 and would not "go on forever" and ultimately called for her to stand down to allow other royal members to take a leading role.
The Queen, on medical advice, will not be attending Cop26 which is the second cancelled trip on health grounds in recent weeks.
But the monarch will attend virtually by recording a video addressing attendees at the climate event.
The Queen also cancelled her trip to Northern Ireland on health grounds and it was revealed shortly after she had spent a night in hospital for preliminary tests.
Discussing the news on Good Morning Britain, Mr Maguire spoke with host Ranvir Singh about what the future of the Royal Family held.
Kevin Maguire argued the Queen should step down and allow someone else to fill her role
The Queen will not be attending Cop26 on health advice
Ms Singh heralded the monarch as a "massive symbol" who could be a big attraction for some attending the conference.
But Mr Maguire took a more muted stance and said: "If she is the key then we should no longer put her in the lock.
"And she is 95, she is incredibly frail, she won't go on forever."
Ms Singh then pointed out there would be a royal presence at Cop26 with Prince Charles and William attending.
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Kevin Maguire sympathised with the Queen and said no one would blame her for stepping down
But Mr Maguire responded: "They will always be overshadowed as long as she is around and in that front line.
"If a lot of people can't do their job because of their age and abilities they don't do the job anymore.
"And she should abdicate and move over to let someone else do the job."
Political commentator Andrew Pearce also appeared on the show and attacked Mr Maguire for being a republican and said his concerns were masking his aim to see the Royal Family abolished.
Mr Maguire bit back and said while he may be a republican he was trying to "help" royal supporters as it would make sense to keep the family's best asset fit and well.
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The journalist then continued to yell over Mr Pearce as the pair went back and forth over the relevancy of the Royal Family.
The GMB panel did find some agreement and said it would be sensible to prevent the Queen from visiting Cop26 if there was a higher risk of Covid considering the surge in cases and guests coming in from all over the world.
Mr Pearce also warned he believed there could be worse news over the next few weeks as he pointed out the Queen was in hospital for "preliminary tests".
He stated this would indicate there could be an underlying health condition that needs to be treated.