Why are so many people anti-monarchy?Watch
theyre not born into power, theyre just there for ceremonial purposes, would you prefer an elected president like in many other countries? President Blair or President Cameron perhaps? would you elect the president based on how handsome he is? or how tall he is if he's apolitical?
if you have any affection for britains culture and rich history you will respect the monarchy -kings and queens and british history are inseparable and a prerequisite of one another...
Anyway, my dearest brethren; a fantastic tale!
I'm an Individualist Anarchist, though, so my points probably invalid, huh?
The Queen is Head of State of the UK. She Heads the Commonwealth of Nations, the armed forces, the Church of England and the royal household. She attends state events, opens parliament, hosts visiting heads of state, confers national honours, officially opens public buildings, supports charities and represents the nation in times of celebration and crisis.
Prince Philip is patron of many charities and responsible for the day to day running of the Queens own lands involving organisation and business acumen at a local community level.
Prince Charles supports the Queen in her roles in issuing honors, attending national events and acting as privy counsellor and counsellor of state. In a given year he will carry out over 600 official engagements within the UK and overseas. He is patron of over 380 organisations of all kinds of affiliations and charities many of which promote the interests and improvement of British society.
Princess Anne is president of Save the Children, and a member of the International Olympic Committee. (She represented Britain as an Olympic Athlete in equestrian). Her work takes her all over the world in support of developing countries and to charities within the UK in support of the Queen and as patron herself.
Prince Andrew works as Britain's special representative for international trade and investment. He helps improve opportunities for British companies wanting to expand their trade overseas.
Princes William and Harry are slowly expanding the roles they carry out as they grow up. Prince William is currently patron of a charity for the homeless and a conservation group in Africa. Prince Harry has previously taken a role promoting sport to children.
The British monarchy works very hard to promote the interests of Britain both at home and abroad. The pomp and circumstance brings in huge tourist dollars, not to mention the open houses that can be visited. When people think of visiting England the first stop would be the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. It is rather surprising just how much the royals contribute to Britain in all kinds of ways
They used to be more useful, now they are just figureheads.
so, basically, they go around spreading propaganda. and partying in their reserved style.
their charity work is a good thing, but i really doubt it's solely because of their passion to help other people.
How about this?
The standard argument is that the monarchy costs 40 million pounds for a country of roughly 60 million people, so the cost per person is 66 pence. In reality a lot of that goes for palace upkeep which the nation would have to pay anyway even if they were museums. The rest would probably be spent on a president and his staff anyway. So if UK became a republic, the average taxpayer wouldn’t notice a change, and the UK would be represented by a president instead of a monarch. Very few people outside of Europe can tell you the name of a European president, whereas The Queen is one of the best known heads of state in the world. The economic impact on world diplomacy, and tourism, and the country’s charities of a famous monarch far exceed that of a president.
What's the name of Prince William's Bride?
The only royal I really admired was Princess Diana.
Our monarchy may hold benefits but I do not regard the royal family as a 'symbol of our national identity'. There are far more deserving symbols of British identity than an obsolete and regressive monarchy.