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5 Reasons we love the Royal family

Tara Nei

Posted on April 04 2018

Royalists across the UK are getting more and more excited for the anticipated nuptials between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. This has us thinking: what exactly is it about the Royal Family that has people buzzing?

1. They stand for British history and traditions.

For centuries, the Royal family has been looked at as a totem symbol for the UK. They bring people together by creating a sense of nationality and patriotism. The Queen’s symbol of the crown is worked into our everyday lives, serving as a reminder of our proud traditions and extensive past. They are a steadfast icon for the people of the UK and their ability to adapt and evolve over time is impressive!

 

2. They do charitable work.

The Queen and other Members of the Royal Family lend their names and much of their time to many different charities and organisations. Currently, over 3,000 organisations list a member of the Royal Family as their patron or president.  These range from well-known charities such as the British Red Cross to new, smaller charities like the Reedham Children's Trust, to regiments in the Armed Forces.* With the Royal Family so involved in charity work, it’s no surprise that Meghan Markle says she’s ready to “hit the ground running” when it comes to the Royal Foundation. She talks about her passion surrounding women’s rights and equality—it’s easy to see she’s ready to take on a new role and focus her energy on making an impact on peoples lives.**

 

3. They bring in tourism revenue!

Between the plates with members of the royal family’s faces on them to the tea tins featuring the queen in sunglasses, tourists bring in millions of pounds per year to the UK. Tourists also come to England from all over the world just to see where the royal family lives even though they can’t go inside! Because most countries don’t have a Monarchy, it’s exciting to see one that is still relevant and loved by the people.

 

4. They give us a reason for days off work!

Every time the queen celebrates a birthday or there is another royal wedding, it’s likely that you won’t have to go into work due to the festivities and celebrations. People will crowd the streets just to get a glimpse of a member of the royal family during parades, or they’ll at least watch everything happen on the telly at home! This brings the country together and gives us an excuse to celebrate every once in a while!

 

5. They’re not traditional celebrities!

They have recognition from all around the world, especially the United States where they are seen as a fairytale! The global media coverage allows everyone to have some access to them, but we will never reallyknow what their lives are like—the mystery is what is so intriguing! That’s why shows like The Crown are exciting to watch; it gives us a glimpse into a life that seems so unreal. The Lifetime movie “William and Kate” premiered in the United States in 2011 right before the actual wedding and it got Americans excited to see the actual festivities on the news! Now it’s Harry and Meghan’s turn and people are especially delighted to see our countries joined together in such a magnificent way!

 

The royal nuptials between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will take place on 19 May 2018 and as it gets closer and closer, you’ll be able to feel the buzz of everyone who is excited to be witness to the momentous event! There are so many other reasons that people love the Royal Family so let us know what you think in the comments! And congratulations to the happy couple!

For all the loyal Royalists, be sure to check out our brand new, limited edition Royal Wedding Collection. The design features beautifully illustrated rose garlands, wedding bells, Windsor Castle and a Queen’s Guard, along with the date, location and names of the happy couple. The products are proudly made Britain, making them the perfect Royal Wedding Souvenir.

 

 

*https://www.royal.uk/charities-and-patronages-1

**http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43225910

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