Originally Posted by Windemere
I suspect that the good reputation of the British monarchy is probably carrying over to other places. And I imagine that the favorable feelings engendered by the wedding of William and Kate a few years back, with its emphasis on traditional patriotism, customs, and especially reaching out to the people and making the ceremonies inclusive and welcoming to the general public is reminding people of other countries of their own lost traditions. People are looking for something more inspiring than conventional politics in their national governments.
Exact.Here is the text that accompanied this poll:
"Elizabeth II Jubilee last year or even the abdication of Albert II of Belgium Sunday were the subject of broadcasts live and television magazines in France.
Not to mention the many stories and subjects devoted to the next birth of the first child of Prince William and his wife Kate. Lack of live in monarchy, it is ruling families from other European countries that the French are interested: England, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Monaco, Luxembourg...
The success of emissions that a redevoted to them shows that the French despite their attachment to the Republic are still fond of the news of the Royals. In France,it must indeed go back to 1870 to find the last ruler in the person of Napoleon III, forced to abdicate after the defeat of his armies against the Prussians at Sedan. The last King was Louis Philippe Ier, ousted from the throne by the revolution of 1848."