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If you need “royalty” to unify your country, you have bigger issues to address than an interview with Oprah.

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Rule Britannia!

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UK Monarchy rises above Politics

Buckingham Palace, Royalty, institutions have a place in the publics heart, though conflicts and wars, the Royal Family have played an important role.

The Crown will continue to do so.    

Modernization is needed though.

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The royal family needs to be put out to pasture.

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If you need “royalty” to unify your country, you have bigger issues to address than an interview with Oprah.

Royalty doesn’t unify the country. People like Tory politicians say it does. Certain elements of the media like to present this as the case too. I know many Brits were very unhappy at the portrayal of a country unified in bawling after Diana’s death. I was one of them.

Had I not lived in the US, I’d have probably believed the image of US people unified in a love of celeb gossip which is how many UK people approach the royal family. It clearly wasn’t true.

Royalty is one of a few thongs which does unify my family in terms of dislike of them.

I’d say a love of complaining unites the UK more than royalty.

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Buckingham Palace, Royalty, institutions have a place in the publics heart

Not in mine.

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Admittedly not politically, Jimizo.

The senior members are the most commonly associated with Royalty.

The charitable foundations etc. The support for the Commonwealth.

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P. SmithToday  07:28 am JST

If you need “royalty” to unify your country, you have bigger issues to address than an interview with Oprah.

No at all. Sometimes a voice of reason or mediation that avoids political leaning can be extremely helpful, especially in times like this when politics are so polarized.

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Rule Brittania is out of bounds.

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The Brits have had kings and queens for a very, very long time. Frankly, it's all a ridiculous outdated farce to me, but that's just my opinion.

In regard to Meghan Markle, she really should have expected this. She's basically just a commoner from the colonies to these arrogant people and what's even worse is that she's a descendant of black slaves. Of course these pompous members of the Royal Family are going to take nasty jabs at her. I expected nothing less.

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Rule Britannia!

More like Fool Britannia.

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In regard to Meghan Markle, she really should have expected this. She's basically just a commoner from the colonies to these arrogant people and what's even worse is that she's a descendant of black slaves. 

I find it refreshing when I read of people who sympathize with the daily trials and tribulations of uber-rich and privileged celebrities like Markel. I felt pained listening to her and her royal husband expound on the minute indignities of living under such crushing burdens of wealth and fame. Knowing that at any moment a servant might say something that will degrade their humanity. I am in awe of these brave Sussexes standing up to the horrors that an uncaring world has inflicted upon them.

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