The Princess Diaries : American infatuated with royalty?

American infatuated with royalty?

Why are americans so in love why the concept of royalty? I mean the US did the smart thing and got rid of its ties to a monarchy.
why are republicans when you need them?

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I agree that it has to do with the wealth and glamour of royalty, and Americans wanting to rise up the social and economic ladders.

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I think it's mainly because there is no royalty in America. It's something different and not really understood, and royal families are pretty much the "Super-Posh-Europeans" to americans.

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Yeah, that explains any interest I have in royalty, which admittedly isn't much.

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The idea of getting something for nothing is a universal desire. I can be rich and famous and honored and respected because.I was born into a particular family. With no effort on my part. A fantasy for underachievers..who are most of us.

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I never understood it either. Because if a queen from another country came over here I wouldn't act all crazy. She's in our country now so it would be none of that bowing and whatnot.

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It's the fairy tale effect. We grow up hearing tales of princes and princesses (Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast) and it just gives a nostalgic quality to movies with royalty. Add that to the fact that we're more curious about it because we don't have any royals over here and there you go. The closest we had were the Kennedys, but that's a separate story.

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Because when we were little we were told stories about princesses and how wonderful it was.

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I must admit, as a Brit (and therefore one of Her Majesty's subjects, and not a citizen in his own right) I do find it peculiar that there seems to be a whole industry in mature republics like the USA that is devoted to the British monarchy. Even more peculiar is that the UK monarchy is really popular in France, too, with their glossy mags seeming to alternate their front pages between the Windsors and the Grimaldis on a weekly basis.

The irony is, of course, that the origins of the Revolution lay in Parliament's treatment of 'The Colonies' and that, during the early periods of the Revolutionary War, many Americans saw themselves as loyal subjects of the King who were in a dispute about political representation. It was George III's obstinacy and arrogance that turned his most loyal subjects into vehement opponenents, even though, right until the end, there was a significant number of Americans who were still loyal to the Crown. The idea of nationhood was still in its infancy even then.

Dons tin hat, ready for the usual Anglophobic assault by the latest US keyboard warrior.

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Not sure it was Parliament's treatment of the colonies that was at fault. particularly as Parliament had less control over the empire than the home nations.

Things like the Mansfield Judgement were more key to driving the colonies to rebellion particularly in the southern state.

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Some of us are descended from Nobility. What's wrong with that?
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