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Why do the British have such devotion to the monarchy?

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Morgan Freelton 
Asked at 2011.02.24 18:53:27
I know someone who is an absolute zealot when it comes to the monarchy. To her, they could do no wrong. You mention all the scandals that they have created over the centuries, and she would come up with her cookie-cutter excuses. She even became pissed off when it was decided that a new citizen of Canada could now choose to pledge their oaths to the Canadian flag, instead of to the queen. So why do the British so revere these people?
answer Paco  Answered at 2011.02.24 18:53:27
You could easily find such a person with similar feelings about Barack Obama.
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I think many Brits feel something in between. A sense of patriotism, the pride when they see their Queen honored around the world.
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IMHO the succession of women, Queen Victoria, Queen Alexandra, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth (queen mum), and Queen Elizabeth II has held much of the honor and reverence since 1837. The women have been much stronger than the men, and have been the inspirations to the country. They are also images of class and elegance. In WW2, it was the Queen Mum who was widely revered as a symbol of the resistance.
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There has been a steady reduction in the access to wealth and privelage of the monarch since WW2. The excessive symbols (like the yacht) are now gone. The entitlements that have been extended to the royal family are slowly dissappearing. By the time William becomes King, It is possible that He and Harry will be the only royals to receive any money from taxpayers.
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