sábado, 30 de junho de 2012

Once upon a time...

...a long, long time ago, in the far away kingdom, there were a queen and a king... or should I say THERE IS a queen and a king!
We have already listened many fairy tales which started like this and all of them are still in our imagination. But this is very real for some countries around the world. It may have started a long, long time ago, but the queen or the king still keep on being a very important (even political) figure.
Some kingdoms and monarchies of the world include Belgium, Brunei, Cambodia, Japan, Kuwait, Monaco, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Thailand and others. But no one is as famous around the world as the British kingdom. The royal family is always on the news and they have a fascination which attracts everyone's attention. Why it happens? Nobody knows for sure and probably there isn't just one reason for that, but one fact may have contributed a lot greatly to approach royalty and their subjects.

In September 1939, World War II broke out and the Royal family kept on living in England during the war. That time, the two princesses, Margareth and Elizabeth (who is the queen today) were suggested going to Canada. But they’d rather stay.  Elizabeth's mother made the famous reply: "The children won't go without me. I won't leave without the King. And the King will never leave the country.” She couldn’t help being in England, so the Royal Family remained at the Windsor Castle. In a very difficulty moment in the nation history, his sovereign gave an example of courage and consideration for his people.
Unfortunately, we didn't have the same example...and we aren't a monarchy anymore! Of course the royal family doesn't have 100% of approval, (hardly any government has 100% approval), but the ones who like the royal family, truly like  them and show their feelings. A good example of it was the celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Lots of people celebrated it (and are still celebrating it) in England and around the world. How possibly could it be explained? I really don't know, but it reminded me the famous Abraham Lincoln's quote "the government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." When the ones who have the power over a nation (political, moral or any other kind of power) do their homework, the people learn not only to respect them but also to have faith and hope in the future.

Post Question: Brazil is not a monarchy anymore. Would you like that our country had kept the royal family acting until today in our country? Why?
Who is (or was) your favorite British royal family member? Why?

Tip: To learn more, visit the official website of the British Royal Family. (Just click below)

The offical website of The British Monarchy

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