posted on Jan, 15 2013 @ 01:57 PM
Like many issues in the UK the question of the Monarchy divides opinion. Some people think they are the best thing since sliced bread, others hate
them with a passion and think they should go away and never come back again.
My own personal opinion is that they do more good than harm and now recognise that they need to continue to earn their status as Royals.
Before making a judgement it's worth taking a quick look at what a typical day in the Queen's life involves.
I won't paste the entire contents but here are a few snippets:
The Queen will then see, separately, two of her Private Secretaries with the daily quota of official papers and documents. This process takes
upwards of an hour.
Every day of every year, wherever she is, The Queen receives from government ministers, and from her representatives in the Commonwealth and foreign
countries, information in the form of policy papers, Cabinet documents, telegrams, letters and other State papers.
These are sent up to her by the Private Secretaries in the famous 'red boxes'. All of these papers have to be read and, where necessary, approved
A series of official meetings or 'audiences' will often follow. The Queen will see a number of important people.
These include overseas ambassadors and high commissioners, newly appointed British ambassadors, senior members of the British and Commonwealth Armed
Forces on their appointment and retirement, and English bishops and judges on their appointment.
Each meeting usually lasts 10 to 20 minutes, and usually The Queen and her visitor meet alone.
The Queen carries out around 430 engagements (including audiences) a year, to meet people, open events and buildings, unveil plaques and make
Early evening may see a meeting with the Prime Minister. The Queen has a weekly meeting alone with the Prime Minister, when they are both in
London (in addition to other meetings throughout the year).
At about 7.30 pm a report of the day's parliamentary proceedings, written by one of the Government's Whips, arrives. The Queen always reads this
the same evening.
The Queen in particular is an extremely busy woman, especially for someone of her age (86).
I would encourage anyone interested to do a bit of research and find out what the Royal Family actually do, you may be surprised. They certainly
deserve our respect a lot more than most politicians.
There has been a reigning Monarch, almost without pause, since 927AD. In 1707 the Kingdom of Great Britain was born from the union of England and
Scotland and we had a British Monarch which is what the Royal Family is today (more or less).
I think this is something to be proud of. Not all English or British Kings and Queens have been shining examples of humanity but they have brought
consistency and success to their people for centuries. At the very least the history is fascinating and I think it would be a shame if we ended that
If after looking at all the facts you decide you don't want them, that's your view, but in my humble opinion so many of the people who dislike them
really know know nothing about them other than they were born into more wealth than they were.