No disrespect to the royal family, but bear with me on considering this possibility. Let’s say Prince William is not the father of Kate Middleton’s baby. Would the kid still be in line for the throne?
We know that this can’t be true because the newlywed couple only have eyes for each other—that’s obvious. But I use the above example to point out what a sham this whole monarchical system is.
Granted I come from the land of opportunity where we do not have a monarchy, nor do we have a caste system. We Americans believe that intelligence, hard work, and sheer determination lead to wealth and power. We do not believe in divine right!
But that’s what the monarchy is, correct? Power is passed down hereditarily by divine right. Maybe the royals don’t use those specific terms, but that is the history.
The example isn’t all that insane considering Prince Harry (currently 3rd in line to the throne) is rumored to be the offspring of one of Princess Diana’s lovers. He sure doesn’t look like Prince Charles if you ask me. If he’s not of royal blood, does he get kicked out? How are illegitimate children factored into succession? Or are they not? Interesting question, eh?
What are we, still in the Victorian or Elizabethan age? People, this is 2012! I cannot fathom how this form of government has gone on for this long. You may counter that the Queen’s duties are largely ceremonial, but she can exercise power in extreme circumstances. Her picture is on the currency for goodness sake.
I’m absolutely befuddled at how the Queen can be so popular when you don’t know what she thinks. She rarely voices her opinion or gives any indication that she has any brain cells. Sure she waves. Sure she shows up for events. I can do those duties just fine and I ain’t no queen. I wonder whether her admirers have brains themselves to worship such a person. A brainless person.
I’m not saying she is brainless. I’m only saying that any automaton can be the head of the Commonwealth nations simply because they were born into it.
Prince Charles will be the next King. Any man who dumps Diana for that tranny Camilla has major problems! Am I wrong?
Polls indicate overwhelming popularity for the Royal Family. Please educate me. Help me understand. I don’t get it. Don’t get it at all.