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Old 10-23-2011, 08:02 PM
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No, their time has past. Things evolve. Constitutional monarchies that work well where they are, are fine for those in the countries they affect. No problem. New one, never and absolute one are without any rational justification. The days of the guy with the big sword are gone, I hope.
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:51 PM
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I am fascinated by certain royal individuals-may it be for their character &intelligence,their fashion sense & beauty or because they have an interesting life and do good work for their countries but I strongly believe in democracy & human rights. I would never want to have a traditional monarchy with autocratic leadership but IMO constitutional monarchies like in UK are a good way of preserving the history and glamour of the old times while respecting the constitution and giving fair justice and equal opportunities for every citizen. (at least on the paper)
There are many modern royals who work for charity and the causes they feel passionate about while representing their country in a good way. Because they are not elected and stay for their whole life there is a sense of continuity and stability & they constantly need to show their commitment and fulfil their duties to prove they are worth it.
Besides that I would not know where else you can see so many beautiful haute couture gowns,tiaras or precious pieces of jewellery like at a royal event....I really like the glamour-aspect of royalty
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:51 PM
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I am absolutely fascinated by the royals and their lifestyle and wish I could be like them so then I guess I am a royalist!
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:27 PM
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I would call myself a Monarchist, not a Royalist. Why am i a Monarchist? Because i believe that Monarchy offers the most stable form of Government ( Greek Republic tottering ) provides a link between a Nation`s past and present ( Who was French President in 1952? ) and creates a bond between Sovereign and subjects, in time of National peril ( WWI & II ) Would i ever be happy living in a white-collar Republic, serving a here today and gone tomorrow, President?
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:12 PM
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I've been interested in royalty for a very long time. I'm fascinated by their lifestyle probably because it's so different than mine. When I was a teen-ager I used to wonder what it would be like to live this lifestyle or had an ideal of what it would be like to live this way.

Of course I would bet that someone who was royal would tell me that I was living in a fantasy world and didn't know what I was talking about. Perception and reality are two different things.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:05 PM
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I would call myself a Monarchist, not a Royalist. Why am i a Monarchist? Because i believe that Monarchy offers the most stable form of Government ( Greek Republic tottering ) provides a link between a Nation`s past and present ( Who was French President in 1952? ) and creates a bond between Sovereign and subjects, in time of National peril ( WWI & II ) Would i ever be happy living in a white-collar Republic, serving a here today and gone tomorrow, President?
Hear, hear! I agree with you one hundred percent.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:44 PM
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Constitutional Monarchy is the most modern and most successful system of government.
I agree with your thoughts here.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:49 PM
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To each their own. I prefer a republic. But it is fun to watch "royalty".
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:02 PM
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I suppose I do support monarchical form of Government, but only constitutional one. A constitutional monarch is a symbol of unity and preserver of traditions - a very worthwile position indeed.

I'm not sure what I'd want for my country though; for starters, there isn't really Armenian Royal House any more. The House of Savoy could be claimant to the throne of Armenian Cilicia (as senior most direct descendants), while the Georgian House of Bagration could be claimant to the throne of Armenia (as descendants of the Armenian House of Bagratuni). Overall, Monarchy would probably help stabilising my country; the King and the Church have always been two of the most important symbols of Armenia, even at times when Armenia was forced to live under foreign powers.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:15 PM
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I will always be a Royalist and could not possibly imagine living in the UK without a King/Queen. Not only would we be throwing away 1000+ years of history and possibly 1000 more but also handing over what makes our country stand out amongst the world and making us just another country with a president.

I personally don't think there could ever be a politician who could possibly be as good a ambassador and figurehead as Her Majesty has been over these past 60 years.

How many countries in the world would have their nation come together to celebrate the wedding of a presidents grandson?
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:37 PM
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Although I do enjoy the royal families of Europe, I am not sure whether a monarch is necessary. It's nice to have them, but I am not sure whether my country would do well with a(n) hereditary leader. It's been quite a few years since we have not ruled ourselves (for good or ill). I think it is too late for citizens of the U.S.A. to want a monarchy of any sort.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:39 PM
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I will always be a Royalist and could not possibly imagine living in the UK without a King/Queen. Not only would we be throwing away 1000+ years of history and possibly 1000 more but also handing over what makes our country stand out amongst the world and making us just another country with a president.

I personally don't think there could ever be a politician who could possibly be as good a ambassador and figurehead as Her Majesty has been over these past 60 years.

How many countries in the world would have their nation come together to celebrate the wedding of a presidents grandson?
I could`nt agree more.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:40 PM
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Thank God. Like I said, great fun to watch, but it doesn't bring much to the table, that doesn't already exist in republics. Of couse, depending on trhe stability and education of the republic.
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I'm defintatly a royalist! I can't imagine living in a country without a monarchy; and if I ever moved countries, it would probably have to be one with a monarchy . I just love occasions like royal weddings and Trooping of the Color. Most of my excitement last year was because of the Jubilee, whilst most of my friends were excited for the Olympics.

My Queen is Elizabeth II, so my Royal Family is the BRF. I would be very upset if our monarchy ever went away. I've always dreamed of being royalty, ever since I can remember...
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:59 PM
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Yes, I adore the monarchy. I love having the Queen as my Head of State in the UK, she's a symbol of Britain and someone to be proud of. Due to the Queen not having a party political opinion, she's an ideal sovereign whom everyone can appreciate. I also like the ceremonies that come with the royals (jubilees, weddings, births) and the way they represent the country abroad. However, I can understand why people like republic countries. I just like our hereditary monarchy the way it is.
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I'm interested in the historical aspects of royalty and nobility, as much of earlier history is the history of royals and nobles, the longer back in history you go the less is known about how ordinary people lived.

I'm also interested in the pageantry of today's monarchies, but not so interested in the day-to-day living and workings of the royals. I can read about royals if I see something in the papers, but I don't go out and search for information about them on a daily basis.

So I would say that I'm neither a royalist, nor a monarchist. I think the constitutional monarchy as a good, but not a perfect, form of government, and if Sweden one day would decide to become a republic I wouldn't mourn the loss of the monarchy. (Well, I might mourn the loss of pageantry at the Nobel ceremonies, but it's just one day out of 365.)
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:53 AM
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I'll be living in the UK soon enough do to my English fiancee but I am not a monarchist or a royalist I just find the whole thing interesting, even though (or is it because?) some of the BRF make me wanna scream bloody murder.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:42 AM
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I like constitutional monarchies because they add spice to governments, but I'm against absolute monarchy.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:28 AM
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For my country I am a staunch republican (no not that kind). I would see a monarch as a waste of money in my country. I believe each countries population should choose what is best for them whether it be a King or an elected official. The only country I would like to see have a monarchy again is Russia, minus the autocracy.
If I lived under certain monarchs in the past I might be anti-monarch, perhaps because Iive in the 21st century but I have always hated the divine right bull crap and the idea that a king is answerable only to God. The evolved idea that the monarch serves the people as opposed to the other way around is more satisfactory. If I lived during the reign of Henry VIII I would stay as far away from London and him as I could. But if I'm in France during Louis XIV and on I would definitely be living at Versailles 24/7; then seeing as how I have knowledge of future events on July 1st 1789 I'd get the heck out of dodge.
I have no idea what monarch I would want to live under in Russia.
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Am I a monarchist? Yes, but probably won't have much interest after the elder royals are gone.
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