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Opinion: Princess Madeleine fights back against paparazzi in the best way

One of the downsides to being royal are the lack of privacy, media scrutiny, and paparazzi following their every move. Each royal has their own way of dealing with these things. I’ve often said to friends and coworkers that the Swedish Royal Family has the best outlook and way to deal with the intrusive paparazzi. However, Princess Madeleine – the youngest of King Carl XVI Gustaf and…
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The King Is Retired, Long Live the King! -- How Abdication is the Future of Monarchy

I remember 2013 as being a very hectic time for monarchists. Happily, it was the year where His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge was born, thus seeing the birth of the next generation of British kings. However, that year also marked a cluster of abdications from the older generations of European monarchs, first with Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, then King Albert II of Belgium, and…
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The Queen - Britain's most powerful weapon

The United Kingdom now finds itself in a period of great uncertainty. After the vote for Brexit, the change in government and Donald Trump’s victory in the United States presidential election, nobody quite knows where the ancient kingdom is headed. Only one figure has the experience and stature to sell the UK on the world stage. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was there when Britain stood…
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Why the notion of The Queen abdicating is ridiculous

This year, the Emperor of Japan has declared his wish to abdicate. Inevitably, this has led to great discussion in the United Kingdom over whether or not Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II could stand down also. Not only is this suggestion inherently incorrect, it is also deeply offensive and disrespectful to a diligent monarch who has steadfastly served her realms without complaint. First, let us…
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