This is more in regard to elected officials, but, it has some reflection on the sorts of environments that let cheeky 'royals' like this flaunt their
bums at those less fortunate.
As it stands, politics is typically a path to wealth and power if one is successful at it.
How many former state Governors, Senators, and other sorts are seen living a median life in a practical middle class home?
Thing is, our politicians have their own McMansions at least, and rarely ever own a car more than 2 or 3 years without trading in for a newer model.
They've walked the path toward wealth, influence and power.
Now, consider if politicians were required to reflect the greater part of the least of his/her constituents.
Homeless people in your district? You're sleeping in a tent too until you fix it.
People starving in your State? You're forced to skip and miss meals, at random, often not knowing when next you'll be allowed to have food, until you
Poor healthcare in the region you're in charge of? You don't get medical insurance/benefits and you're only allowed to see doctors at free clinics,
or random hospital emergency rooms.
If politicians had to deal with and actually live with similar conditions faced by the least of their constituents, something might actually get done
about poverty, homelessness, unemployment, hunger, and general overall quality of life everywhere.
From the ground up, as quality of life gets better, quality of life for political termers gets better.
Wealthy 'royals' can throw whatever temper tantrums they want.
Politicians can coax incentives out of the wealthy by giving them a little bit of a tidbit of something they might be lobbying for if, say, they hire
only unemployed people as opposed to people simply changing jobs from one company or another, or if they directly participate in building safe, clean,
low and no-income housing, or sponsoring educational resources , or any number of things.
As life gets better for the least of our citizens, we all benefit, especially the politicians and disadvantaged (in this scenario).
edit on 21-11-2012 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)