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The Royals

April 24, 2022

As Americans, we get a kick out the term royals. That’s because we don’t have any royals nor do we want any. Well, that’s the way it looks on paper anyway. Remember that little dust-up in 1776? Yep, we thought we settled the royals question right then and there. But did we?

We have our own brand of royals in the United States in the form of political dynasties. We started out with two Adams. Then we had a couple of Roosevelts. We moved ahead with the Kennedys (almost). We also had King George the Bush and his successor and son Bush the Younger. And yes, we almost had the Royal House of Hillary. Better judgment stepped in.

On the whole, American’s really don’t like political dynasties, royals or anything of the sort. We don’t like our politicians fresh out of the can or pre-baked. We tend to be more inclusive and encourage merit based leaders. Of course, that doesn’t always work out but at least we don’t start the whole process by idol worshiping people born into high stations.

In Britain, of course, things are different. They revere their royals and continue to financially support their queen, who by the way is the richest woman in the world. Their royal children are born into privilege and the pomp that surrounds the whole clan reminds one in America of a three penny circus.

The recent theatrical break from the royal plantation by Harry and Meghan is of course merely kabuki theater. With all of the television coverage, one would think that being a royal was more important that the Corona Virus outbreak. Then of course there is Prince Andrew who serves to remind all of us that perhaps being a royal isn’t what it’s cracked-up to be. Maybe he’ll change his title to Prince of Perversion, who knows?

Kings, queens, princes, princesses, dukes and duchesses – Oh my! What do Americans really think of royals? This commemorative cup sums it up pretty nicely.

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  1. Carolyn permalink

    The only Royal I cared about was Princess Diana. She was truly Royal in how much she cared about the world and its injustices. And she worked hard to correct the worlds wrongs. Can anyone be as gracious and loving as she was?

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  2. I’ve never understood the whole royalty deal. I guess it gives the media something to talk about.

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