Being a monarchist means something different to everyone. Everyone has their favourite royal, is intrigued by various goings-on within the Monarchy, and we each have our reasons as to why and how we became monarchists.
Now is one of the best times to be a monarchist. Popularity of the Royal Family is at a high. In the near future, the Monarchy will be experiencing some huge milestones, dramatic changes and highly public events for us all to get our ‘royal fix’.
Firstly, our beloved Queen Elizabeth will be the longest reigning British Monarch. On 9 September 2015 Her Majesty will surpass Queen Victoria’s previous record. At this point, The Queen will have reigned for 63 years and 217 days. This monumental milestone will be celebrated, and will be a reminder of the steadfast Queen who has guided her nation through it all for decades, similar to the ways in which the nation rejoiced at Queen Victoria’s record breaking celebrations.
While Her Majesty shows no signs of slowing down, with age comes the unfortunate inevitability that her reign will, one day, come to an end. That day will no doubt be a sorrowful moment in history and will mean that the Prince of Wales will ascend the throne, turning a new page for the United Kingdom.
This will bring a coronation ceremony, rarely seen; monarchists from across the globe will travel in celebration (I know I will be there!). Prince Charles will have a greater platform for his causes, such as a greener London, and a new era of the Monarchy will commence.
Excitement through personal events of members of The Royal family is one of the biggest draws to the Monarchy. The event nearest in the calendar is the highly anticipated birth of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second child. Media will line the streets outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital come April, whilst for those not in the area, live streams of every move will be available on the news channels and online. New life will once again be breathed into the Monarchy as the 4th in line to the throne is born.
If you are still going through post wedding withdrawals just about 4 years after the marriage of Prince William and Kate, you are not alone. Luckily Queen Elizabeth’s grandchildren are all grown up and, who knows, may soon be taking a walk down the aisle themselves. Princess Beatrice has been rumoured to be on the the edge of engagement to Dave Clark while their wedding would probably be private, as was Zara and Mike Tindall’s wedding. A wedding is a wedding, and I will take what I can get!
Maybe (in my dream world) Prince Harry will settle down, and his wedding will broadcast to the nation. Maybe we will just have to wait and see…
Are you interested in becoming a Monarchist? While joining a Monarchy League is not necessary, being able to join a group of people who a passionate about the Monarchy can be a lot of fun.
For the Monarchy to continue for years to come, the support from people like you and me will help them stay current and relevant in day to day life. Here are a few places to get you started: