In this Standpoint. I'm going to talk about King Charles the new King of England.I have always had a big interest in the British Royal Family,I love History and the "History of The Royals",especially Queen Elizabeth and King Henry the Eight.
In Ireland we don't have Royals,we have a President, Micheal D.Higgins and a Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar and a big government supporting them.I think there can be lots of different opinions about if Royals are needed in this day and age.Many Britons were unhappy with the recent coronation of King Charles.According to a new poll 51% of adults were against the government paying for the coronation ,32% think they should and 18% were unsure.I think Britons should be able to choose if they could contribute to the coronation,taxes should not have been automatically taken off them.As you may know,everything has gone up in price and many families are struggling to pay for expenses.Maybe Britons could have made donations instead?
The late Queen Elizabeth supported over 600 charities such as "Soldiers Charity","The British Diabetic Association" and "Cancer Research UK" Their total expenditure in 2021 was £16.4 million.
Buckingham Palace is also a huge tourist destination and generates £49,859,000 each year to the British incomy.
But the British Royals have caused many lives,taking over several countries such as Ireland (16th century)and America(American Revolution).It is estimated that 100 million lives were lost because of British Colonialism.
Which leads us to my opinions on Royals …I think the Royals have changed.I think that Royals do amazing work for charity and although some of their actions may be questionable they let us experience amazing things.Like seeing a golden carriage, I bet you never saw a carriage before last Sunday!We also get to see tiaras and ball gowns that you only hear in fairytales.
Although Royals aren't really relevant to the running of his/her country they are relevant to the lives they have helped and saved.The British monarchy provides a huge revenue and is huge for the running of the British Monarchy."Is there a need for Royals"In this day in age,yes!But in the past I think we could have done without them.But the Royals have shaped the world we live in today.