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RICS to ballot members on abandoning 'royal' prefix

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Anti-royal feeling has prompted surveyors to ballot RICS members on dropping 'Royal' from their title.

The institution's junior organisation is to put forward a resolution on the name change at its March annual conference in Dublin. The worldwide membership of the organisation and antiroyalist feeling had raised the issue, said an RICS spokesman.

'The thinking behind it is that in marketing terms there are some places where the 'royal' prefix is at best confusing and at worst alienating, such as Bosnia and Poland.' The RICS was no longer a UKonly organisation and some people were hostile to royalty, he said.

He added that if the resolution were passed it was unlikely to be voted on by the entire membership but would serve as a marker for the future.

Chris Palmer, RIBA director of public affairs, said: 'This issue has come up with both organisations recently. We are both looking beyond our traditional roles.' There were no plans for the association to drop 'royal' from its title or hold a ballot, he said.

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