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Chris Ship

Royal Editor

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Chris reports on the British Royal Family across TV and digital for ITV News. He is the host of The Royal Rota, the ITV News podcast about the Royal Family.

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What is the role of the King on results day?

The King's duty as head of state is to appoint a prime minister after the election results come in - one of the Monarch's remaining prerogative powers.

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Southgate's legacy will be defined purely by tonight's result in Berlin