The Maoists have agreed to come on the path of peaceful democracy as a result of the efforts of citizens, political parties, and Nepal's well-wishers in the international community. It is becoming increasingly clear who is against peace. The palace has been opposing peace because it knows that with more peace, the lesser scope will be for dictatorship. It is a well known fact that dictators love crises, problems, poverty, mismanagement and conflict. They know that these are the evils that can help them retain power.
After the unilateral ceasefire, the palace certainly has been on the defensive because it doesn't wish to see an end to the conflict. The developments have also proved the parties' claim that the palace is the main impediment to the peace process. As a result, even those who are for peace in the palace have begun to ponder if it is the royalists who have been obstructing peace efforts.
The slogan that there will be no Nepal without a monarchy is outdated feudal talk. What the royalists actually mean by that is that they will wipe out the existence of Nepal if there is no monarchy.