It wasn’t all that long ago that everyone this side of the Irish Sea would have liked to push the idea of the Royal family, as well as anything quintessentially British, into the Atlantic witho
It wasn’t all that long ago that everyone this side of the Irish Sea would have liked to push the idea of the Royal family, as well as anything quintessentially British, into the Atlantic without a dingy. The mere mention of the monarchy provoked hours of debate and left even the most British of Brits red in the face. A lot of that has changed in recent years however and while there’s mixed reasons behind the madness, I think the five below give a good idea of why we’re loving Lizzie and Co. once again.
5. They do good – William, Harry and all the rest might be seen on countless red carpets and may be jetting around the world on a regular basis, no doubt on the back of a polo horse, but it’s all in aid of good causes. Having Royal endorsement is one of the most coveted things British charities are looking for and the connections they make through these associations are priceless. They help and they make their friends do the same.
4. They aren’t always angelic – Between Princess Eugenie running around her school naked at midnight and her mother’s gaff with the press you’d be forgiven for thinking this was isolated under Prince Andrew but far from it. The Royals have been making mistakes for years and whether or no they apologise for it – they usually do, wouldn’t be good not to mind your P’s and Q’s! – they usually do it again and there’s usually a camera somewhere to capture it so we can laugh in the face of their misfortune..
3. They aren’t caught up in politics – A lot of the Royal haters say they don’t understand the point of having a Monarch if ‘all she does’ is attend State functions and mingle with the commoners but that’s half the point. That’s her job, she may be excessively well paid for it but she has no part in making decisions on fiscal stability and treaties and all the things people would rather forget even existed. She tours the country, accepts bunches of flowers and makes little children smile. What’s really wrong with that?
2. They’re moving with the times but they’re traditional – Whenever Duchess Catherine decides to actually be pregnant and stop fooling the public with her refusals to eat peanut butter on camera, her child will become third in line to the throne. Her child, not her son because the Royals backed a bill through Parliament that now allows a first born child to become King (or Queen). But while we’re moving forward, they have to keep one foot firmly in the past and sure where would you be without crumpets and galas and Christmas at Sandringham. They’re striking a balance and it’s working for them!
And finally … 1. They’re modern fairytales – The pretty girl meets the handsome Prince, dates him, breaks up with him gets back with him and marries him … all while outlet shopping and picking up her own groceries. Kate Middleton is the best thing to happen to the Royals since Diana and she’s bringing them fully forward into the 21st Century and doing it with a smile plastered across her perfectly tanned face. Essentially, she’s Cinderella and who doesn’t love Cinderella? I know I do!