This blog post emphasises the constitutional seriousness of issues which fall to be considered by the Child Abuse Inquiry.
Allegations of paedophilia at Buckingham Palace go back decades.
To the best of my knowledge those allegations have never been fully investigated.
We don't know the truth about the allegations.
Important questions arise.
Did the Queen (help) conceal paedophilia at Buckingham Palace?
Did "the Palace" influence or try to influence media coverage of the issue, in order to avoid potential embarassment to the Queen?
Did "the Palace" influence or try to influence any Police investigation of the allegations of paedophilia at the Palace?
Did the Queen fail to ensure that paedophilia at Buckingham Palace was properly investigated?
It seems to me that the Child Abuse Inquiry must inquire into these issues and must do so in public.
If it is the case that the Head of State of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth contributed to the cover-up of child abuse at Buckingham Palace it seems to me that the Queen must abdicate.
I can see no credible alternative to abdication if it is shown that the Queen was party to the cover-up of child abuse.
Can Justice Lowell Goddard who has, so I understand, sworn an oath of loyalty to the Queen credibly investigate this issue?