IS THERE A PLACE FOR THE MONARCHY IN MODERN TIMES? – The debate as to whether Queen Elizabeth II should abdicate and let Charles take the throne continues as the Queen moves deeper into her senior years.
There are those of course who strongly believe that the Queen should never consider abdicating and feverously admonish anyone who dare suggest that there is no place for the monarchy in modern times.
For those against the monarchy their ideology is that the Queen, along with the rest of the Royal Family, is nothing but an out of touch institution that fleeces the taxpayer and lives a life of unbridled luxury whilst the working classes suffer at the hands of austerity measures imposed upon by the Government.
In April 2013 the Government announced that the Queen’s pay, from the taxpayer, was to be increased by £5 million to £36.1 million; a sum that none of the working or middle class could ever imagine, let alone expect to receive in their pay pack.
The funds awarded from the public purse cover all manner of expenses including staffing costs from Ladies in Waiting to Royal Footmen and Chefs.
The ever increasing annual budget always brings out those who wish to see an end to the Monarchy and introduce a Republican state; but is this really an answer to the way Britain will move forward in the future? What would happen if our Monarchy were abolished?
The truth is that the Royal Family wouldn’t starve but Britain as we know it would change forever and the billions of pounds generated from our beloved institution, by the way of trade and tourism, would be lost forever.
Her Majesty the Queen works extremely hard for the interests of Great Britain. The Queen is far more than just a figurehead of the constitution she is the ultimate Ambassador and negotiator of trade.
During her rein to date the Queen has been responsible for generating hundreds of billions of pounds in trade and this is due to her remarkable tenacity, personality and of course respect from foreign heads of state and dignitaries she commands.
The Queen is no ordinary woman and in fact I would suggest that if the Queen was to enter the private sector it is unquestionable that every corporation on the planet would seek to place her on the board of directors – such is the power she commands commercially.
Yes it is not difficult to argue that the Queen has appeared ‘out-of-touch’ at times and more notably during the period when Lady Diana died. It was of course a difficult time for the Queen, caught between tradition and the unrelenting attempts to protect her grandchildren, William and Harry from the wolf pacts we call the press.
It is unrealistic for any of us to even attempt to place ourselves in the Queen’s situation during this time. Yes it is easy to sit back without the pressures of the media and conjure up solutions and remedies of how the situation could have been handled better but I doubt any of us could of competed with the Queen’s vast experience; in which she finally triumphed over the press and won back the hearts of the British public; although I doubt the Queen ever really lost our love, admiration and respect as the press would like you to believe.
Of all the times I have seen the Queen in public she always shows emotion and a deep interest of her subjects. The most heart rendering scene I ever witnessed is when the Queen stood upon the podium as her beloved yacht, Royal Britannia, was decommissioned.
As the Queen stood and shed a tear I fully realized that the most heinous crime of treason had not only been committed by our Government but they had also gotten away with it.
Again it could have been argued, as it was, that Royal Britannia was costing the taxpayer too much money to maintain and yet the Queen not only adored Royal Britannia it was also responsible for generating billions of pounds in foreign trade.
For those of you who feel that the Monarchy is irrelevant in modern times try to stand back and picture what Britain would be like without our Royal Family. It would of course get quickly swallowed up by the EU and no doubt become an open style prison from every EU criminal; it could also be argued that’s quickly becoming the state in present times.
Think about the Queen’s duties and you will quickly realise that almost everything the Queen does is to promote Britain and its virtues of trade.
The Queen is more than just a figurehead and the talk of a Republic state, in my view, is nothing less that treasonous; not just to the Crown but to the entire public for without this valued institution we would end up as a EU clone to the U.S and it is quite frankly deplorable to think that Britain should ever be managed through a George W. Bush style Presidency.
God Save the Queen.
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