I don't see a problem with it. My mom's ring belonged to my dad's grandmother. Well... the rock did. They got it reset in a new band.If you were Kate, wouldn't you want your own ring? I think they could have paid tribute to Diana in some other way. I'm just sayin', every woman wants her own engagement ring no matter what the circumstances, don't you think?
We don't have official royalty in the US... so it facinates us. That's what I think anyway.So what we're seeing so far on this thread is that Americans care about this a lot more than English people? What's that about?
1. They cost us money (OK, only a few coppers and it could be argued that they bring on a lot of tourism to make up for it, but even so, its the principal)So what we're seeing so far on this thread is that Americans care about this a lot more than English people? What's that about?
Precisely. They certainly keep the class system alive and kicking as well.Ah-ha, so maybe it's easier to be infatuated with them from another country, where they have no ranking over us and we don't spend money on them.
I learned the other day that having an affair with a member of the royal family (for example if I had an affair with Prince Charles .... ewww what a horrible thought but anyway ...) I would be committing high treason.At least its not like in Thailand, where speaking even slightly ill of the King will land you in jail for a few decades to think it over.
We are classed as a constitutional monarchy - which effectively means that our Queen is Head of State. She doesn't have any parliamentary powers of course, I'm not suggesting she does.You have a parliamentary form of government, not a monarchy, really. I love tradition, and I doubt Queen Elizabeth is costing more money than she attracts. Your rights are in good shape, my UK friends.