Reply to bowsprit
Honestly ,¬† I just do Not get it at all !!¬† ¬†Why the adulation for Any people in that¬† type of¬† sphere ??¬† ¬†I think people feel more powerful as they get just a little closer to people who actually Have Power (...and of course lots of money ) . Touching a hand , a Ring ....the Hem of the Gown of Power¬† is like Rubbing the Relic¬† for the superstitious or religious person .¬† If I touch it I might acquire just a tiny bit of Your Power , Fame , wealth¬† ...etc etc .¬† I think many people who get sucked into this Royalist Bullshit come to think of the Royal Family as their Own Family ...sort of like Upstairs Downstairs ( Not the idyllic scene portrayed in the¬† TV¬† series !!!) .¬† I saw this same attitude towards the Clergy in Ireland . As kids we had to kneel down and¬† kiss the Bishops Ring if he happened to be in town and in our vicinity¬† ....the Pesants always must show deference !!¬† Little did we know about their after hours activities or coverups .
¬† ¬†Absolute Powers corrupts absolutely !!!¬† ¬†Every existing Monarchy¬† has¬† become just a very expensive Carnival Sideshow¬† for an overly nostalgic populace and are just giant , bloated Leeches sucking on the public Tax Faucet¬† every day of their lives .¬† There is a Tourism benefit of course ...so there's That !!!¬†
¬† ¬†I'm Irish but these days I have no beef with English people , just their silly Monarchy . ‚ėė Magoo ‚ėė