Queen J.K. Rowling

  August 26, 2003 at 4:34 PM ET
  Geri     HPANA (via Watley Archives)

In a recent surveyopens in new window by the Fabian Society opens in new window (a left of centre think tank in the UK) 2,500 respondents stated that they would like to keep the monarchy, but named J.K. Rowling author of the Harry Potter series as the new monarch.

Fabian Society General Secretary Michael Jacobs said:

"We are somewhat surprised by these findings, as we didn't inquire about possible alternatives to Queen Elisabeth. Ms. Rowling's name was spontaneously proffered by the respondents."

A Buckingham Palace spokesmen in a press conference said:

"We do not feel that this poll, or the individual you name as a potential replacement, merit a response."

Meanwhile Rowling's representative Neil Blair said:

"Now, if the monarchy were to be offered to Jo, hypothetically speaking, I think we should see some changes in Parliament."


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