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article imageOp-Ed: British Royalty Alive and kicking

By Gibril Koroma     Jul 22, 2013 in Politics
London - With the arrival of a new Prince today it seems British royalty will be with us for many more years to come as evidenced by the worldwide enthusiasm for the latest addition to what is indisputably the most famous royal family in the world.
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, wife of Prince William, delivered a baby boy today in a London hospital and the whole world is agog with excitement; from the high and mighty to the lowest of the low.
This is quite intriguing in an era when a lot of people frown on anything royal, any person of authority, wielding political power, that was not voted for or elected by the people. It's amazing how the British people have been able to maintain such a centuries-old tradition despite opposition from many quarters both at home abroad.
Indeed the British people love their Queen and the royal family; maybe that's why they do not want the Euro to replace the pound sterling which has the image of the Queen. Maybe it's also because it's all they have got from the past, apart from the crumbling castles and other old buildings. They want to preserve that. Many Canadians (a lot of whom have British ancestry) love the Queen too and she is also on some of our dollar bills and coins.
Coming back to the new royal baby, the enthusiasm with which he has been greeted means or shows that British royalty is going nowhere for decades to come. I cannot imagine anything that could change that.
There is even an article in the Guardian analyzing the economic impact of today's event and how British royalty brings money to the British economy, lots of money. Ever thought of that?
Do you now see one reason why a lot of Canadians (including Canadian business people) love the Queen and the rest of the royal family?
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