- Mar 30, 2014
[...] of Canada. Now most people say that they'd like to cut ties with the House of Windsor but at the same time the majority of Canadians in the polls say they absolutely adore the Queen. [...]
This is exactly what is so often is wrongly interpret by many: a royal can enjoy a great popularity while the institition as such is seen as mwoah...
It is very well possible that a Crown Princess Victoria or a Queen Máxima enjoy great popularity and approval. At the same time it is very well possible that a growing part of the Swedes or the Dutch favour a system in which people can elect their head of state.
Then comes the confusion on this forum: "How is that possible? Isn't she hardworking? Isn't she beloved?" But the question: "Who is the most popular member of the Royal House?" is a completely different question than "Do you prefer a head of state by hereditary succession, or by election?"
See Romania: the HUGE popularity of the late King Michael never translated into a majority for the restoration of the monarchy. That is proof that popularity of a person and popularity of a system are two completely different things.