- 13 Oct 2012
- Local time
- 3:25 AM
If we didn't have a Monarch we would have to employ a President. How is that going for you?I've never understood the whole royals thing. From my "Mercan" point of view, the British taxpayers take a hit of tens of millions of dollars to support a multi billionaire family who don't actually do anything.
As for Harry and Megan, Harry married a successful mixed-race American woman. Um, yeah, that's going to get some panties in a wad.
In terms of cost, having a President would cost about the same as the Royal family, with the same need for security, accomodation etc. Our Political leadership is invested in the role of Prime Minister, a role you achieve following years of public service and it mostly works. The British Monarchy needs modernisation, the public purse supports too many of the extended family IMHO and some of the expensive arcane rituals could go. There are examples of well functioning Royal families across Europe, and I see the changes in the role of the Windsor dynasty coming about when Elizabeth leaves the scene.