posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 03:44 PM
Although we broke away from English rule ages ago, many of us still trace our ancestry in English roots. I myself trace it back to a minor noble
family in Wales.
In addition, since the split, England has been one of America's staunchest allies. There is a camaraderie between our two peoples, and we share a lot
of similarities (more than just a language, sans accent or spelling).
Add to that, that many of us grew up with the whole royal family. Fairy tales of princes and princesses dominate our youth, and many of us watched
Diana marry Charles, and saw the boys grow over time.
Just as we feel a kinship for other celebrities we've grown up with, same for them.
A royal wedding is pageantry, fantasy, elegance, etc., a lot of the qualities that we'd like to see more of in our own lives. Is it really a wonder,
that for one moment, people want to share in that a little bit?
Having a lot of English friends, and having spent some time there on various occasions, I can tell you that the monarchy isn't some archaic
figurehead to the English people. The monarchy is the embodiment of English tradition, the soul of its people, and a global representative of the best
of English culture. Indeed, the Queen is the heart of the nation and its people. You just don't have that same kind of thing when your leader changes
every 4 years. Yes, democracy is great, and I wouldn't change it, but its nice to see this tradition preserved somewhere.