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The Royal Family are irrelevant in the modern era. Why should we care about these fake rich cronies and aristocrats?

These people are well known for their scandalous pasts. Incestuous marriages Royal family are very much like the Egptian Pharoahs marrying brothers, sisters and first cousins.

Medieval kings of the past have ruled as ruthless dictators and killing innocent people for little or no reason. Barbaric Kings and queens beheaded, poisoned and even boiled to death their victims because they were the God on Earth. Religious paranoia combined with the mobnarch's Godlike rule to maintain law and order. Modern democracy in which the King and Queen is just a monarch and plays little or no role in running the country has only been around for less than 200 years.

I personally do not care much about the upcoming British Royal wedding and will not be one of the 2 or 3 billion world viewers watching it. My TV will be kept off to avoid having to see such a meaningless event of fake people parading in an expensive staged media event fully funded by the British tax payers. The Royal Family have billions and billions and could afford to pay for the whole event themselves. 

 



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However the British royal family is worth much more to the British than it costs them. Both in terms of pure economics (tourism is big business) and in terms of influence which it grants them, especially in the Commonwealth of Nations.

Nobody is going to say they're essential for government any more, but there's no real problem with a nice bit of tradition.



Ok the Royals are good for Tourism and serve a purpose. As far as having a dominate role in running the nation and economic policy decicion making they have little or no say in the process. King and Queen's are a Shadow of being the oppressive dictator who ruled over the nation as a living God. The King or Queen  is now just a Head of State of the Constitutional Monarchy. 

In the past the King or Queen was the ultimate ruler who could do as he or she wanted without any opposition. Think in the leadership style of Genghis Khan, Adolf  Hitler, Napoleon Bonaparte or Alexander the Great et. al. The King or Queen's way or literally off with your head. 

BTW: I have never heard of a democratically elected Monarch. 



I'd prefer there to be an official head of state then letting someone like David Cameron being the all out leader of our nation. The event is also not being paid for only by British Tax payers. The Royal Family themselves are paying for everything except security and road closures (stuff like that). Wedding and Reception is being paid for by the Royals. Yes you may argue that we pay them but they get neglegible amount compared to what we just put into our banking system, infact they took less last year and probably bring in more in Tourism and the Royals help and give huge amounts to charity every year as well as employ hundreds of people.



Hmm, pie.

I have to actually agree with numonex on this one. In America that's all there talking about on the news. I know were close allies with britian,but other than tradition,I don't see the big deal.



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I just don't buy the tourism argument. The Palace of Versailles gets more visitors per year than Buckingham Palace... and France haven't had a Monarch for centuries.



I don't know about you guys but the more I watch polish politicians the more I want return of dictatorship.

Also you save tons of cash of presidential elections thanks to them :)



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trashleg said:

Bleh. Bloody English.

The 'British' Monarchy. Scots are British too, even the angry ones who deny it.



Hmm, pie.

The Fury said:

I'd prefer there to be an official head of state then letting someone like David Cameron being the all out leader of our nation. The event is also not being paid for only by British Tax payers. The Royal Family themselves are paying for everything except security and road closures (stuff like that). Wedding and Reception is being paid for by the Royals. Yes you may argue that we pay them but they get neglegible amount compared to what we just put into our banking system, infact they took less last year and probably bring in more in Tourism and the Royals help and give huge amounts to charity every year as well as employ hundreds of people.

Question: Where do they get their money in the first place?



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