Monday, July 4, 2011

Why Do American (Woman) Love British Royalty?

Ms. Ann Coultor has caused some waves with this latest statement:

Ann Coulter explains why she’s not a fan of the late Princess Di: “I find it a little baffling when Americans get so gaga-eyed over a princess. In particular Lady Di, who was just this anorexic, bulimic narcissist.”

First, it's let's not pull the woman's eating disorders into this discussion. Eating disorders are extremely sad and dangerous and using them as a weapon to tear someone down is just not right.

Second, why do American women love the British Royalty, especially the newly minted Kate?

I love it, and I think it has something to do with the whole fairy-tale romance idea. Almost every girl dreams of being a princess, and to actually get to see it play out in real life, to such an adorable couple none the less, is something you want to route for. Maybe it's also the idea that after living in such a broken and messed up world, the idea that a fairy tale can come true is an inspiring thing and something to be celebrated.

On a second note, I one time asked my British friend about what the general consensus among the British was about supporting the Royals through taxes. Her response was that it doesn't bother them, that instead it's something they celebrate. Maybe this has something to do with the fact that a lot of what the Royal family does isn't policy based. Additionally, their presence has acts as a draw for tourists. How many millions of people a year go to England to see the Royal residences and relics??

I think this is actually sounding pretty good. Essentially what they have is symbolic governmental heads who don't actually mess anything up, they just go around to charity events and make appearances, and bring in billions of dollars of business to the country.

If only our President was more like this...

1 comment:

  1. "Essentially what they have is symbolic governmental heads who don't actually mess anything up."

    Yeah, NOW! It wasn't that way 235 years ago. The irony is in the date on which you posted this. That should have served as a reminder of why we don't have royalty.