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October 29, 2011

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Republicans are in the minority here, pretty much all of the British people support the monarchy. We keep the monarchy for a number of reasons.. Firstly, what harm do they do? None. They have no political power, and raise money through visitors to the palaces. This money the royal family uses to fund themselves, and multiple charities. The Royals work closely with charities, the Queen at a charity fundraiser? Watch the money roll in!

Another role of the royal family of course is tradition, and of course the tourism cash that they generate as globally people fly to the UK to see her and the palaces ect..

There is a final important role among many others too. If the next Hitler were elected Prime Minister, notice how it's the Royal Mail, Royal Army, Royal Airforce, Royal Navy, and that the fire service and police bear the crown. If a madman were in charge, the Queen could initiate a coup, and in a day halt anything bad happening. Whereas in the US, all you have to rely on is civilians carrying guns, thus watch caps ensue. So please don't have a go at the royal family until you actually understand what they do..
They are not dictators, those medals you see them wear are not self awarded like Gaddafi, they were won in actual combat, the Queen's husband Prince Philip was a naval Captain in WWII fighting real Germans, not imaginary enemies like Kim Jong Il makes up (or did). Same with Princes William and Harry, both of whom are active military pilots.

Also, how useful an advisor is a woman who has lived through WWII and met every British Prime Minister since Neville Chamerlain and every US President since Truman. The US presidents have all phoned the queen at some point for advice..

If you want to discuss this further, please email me at Minigeo117@googlemail.com

So THAT'S why we keep the Queen..

Argh. I'm English, and I absolutely hate the Monarchy, I find it unbelievable like you that the we have a somewhat democratically impounding monarchy, in fact the UK is one place below the USA in terms of democracy ratings simply because of the Royal Family (whether that means without it the UK would be higher, I don't know). I am embarrassed that we have a Monarchy, and hate that it seems to be THE defining feature about England to foreign people. The benefits seem to be that we get increased tourism from them, but France has a very similar climate (in Paris at least) and somewhat similar architecture, yet gets more tourists than the UK (and it doesn't even speak the worlds widest spoken language, if that counts for anything!). Uhh, it pisses me off.

I'm Canadian and we still have to pay taxes to support them even though we've been our own country for over one hundred years. Britain would be way better off as a democracy.

The queen from English is a joke. It looks like you are in Disneyland watching a parade she wears a stupid crown and wave's her stupid hand like she is twistin a light bulb. She still think's she became queen by DIVINE RIGHT WHAT A FUCKING MORAN THE QUEEN IS. IT TELL'S THE WORDL SHE IS NOT WELL EDUCATED. ALL MAMALS ON EARTH SHARE THE SAME GENES INCLUDING ANIMALS. SHE IS A FUCKING MORAN. I HEARD A TAPE WHERE SHE WAS TALKING TO THE EVIL QUEEN MOTHER. THEY BOTH SOUND LIKE LITTLE SPOIL ROTTEN CUNTS RICH 12 YEAR CUNTS SPOIL FROM THE DAY THEY WERE BORN. I watch her speech when she become queen is so fucking comical. WE WERE LAUGHING SO HARD SHE REALLY REALLY BELIEVES SHE IS CHOSEN BY GOD AND IS HER DIVINE RIGHT TO RULE ALL THE COMMONERS AND SHE ABOVE EVERY ELSE. STIPID CUNT.

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