7 Articles by: John Merrick

John Merrick is a London-based writer. He is currently working on his first book on class in contemporary Britain.

Stop Trying to Make Us Worship the Royals

The last week has seen wall-to-wall praise for the royals across the British press, with Prince Philip painted as everything from a military genius to a trailblazing feminist. But the compulsory cap-doffing isn’t just a bit of ceremony inherited from the past — it’s part of a very modern deference to the wealthy and privileged.