Quote: Originally Posted by PoliticalNick
I am glad we can agree on that, but it is the original claim of the monarchy that they were 'appointed by god' and I have a huge problem with that.
I don't recall when I have ever invited any of the royals here or wanted them to come but I am sure there are many like you who think it is cool and it is quite true you are in the majority just as the monarchists are still the majority in England. We nationalists will have to continue to be the whiny minority for a while yet but I can hold hope.
Actually as far as I am aware when they visit Canada officially we pay 100% of the costs and if the golden couple come here on their honeymoon we will absorb the cost of that to. I would be interested to see something that proves different if you have it.
I don't think its 'cool' when the royals visit canada, I am sincerely glad and welcome them here, it might be 'cool' to some to see celebrities/entertainers/
rock stars etc., but I wouldn't go across the street to view any of them.
When any of the royal family visit, I feel like a hostess citizen showing our country off, and making
a guest comfortable, it is such tradition, and I like tradition.
Even as much as I love hockey, I never have looked upon a hockey super star as anyone but a great
athlete whom I enjoy and respect their abilities, but I would never, and never have, asked for an
autograph or stood in line to 'get a look'.
I don't look to anyone as 'better' than I, but I am respectful of others, and reach out to be polite
and gracious.but never 'suck up'.
I was a teen ager when the queens father died, so I remember her becoming queen at a very young age,
and I remember her marriage, and I remember the birth of all of her children, etc etc., so with all
of those memories I look forward to her grandson's marriage, and her great grandchildren to come.
I assume as my generation dies off, and my childrens as well, those with your
opinion will become the majority, it is sad to me, but seems logical that as
time goes by more and more will lose interest in the tradition, and with no
memories of the royals in their lives, they will not have reasons to be interested.
Last edited by talloola; Apr 12th, 2011 at 12:17 AM..