Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand will become a republic ‘over the course of my lifetime’

Jacinda Ardern has discussed the likelihood of New Zealand becoming a republic.

Asked why she has said she believes the move will happen in her lifetime, the prime minister of New Zealand told the BBC’s Sunday With Laura Kuenssberg: “I think even the Queen herself has observed and acknowledged the evolution over time in our relationships.

“My observation is that there will continue to be an evolution in our relationship. I don’t believe it will be quick or soon, but over the course of my lifetime.”

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