Visit_Thailand - 10:18 pm on Apr 20, 2011 (gmt 0)
Um, the royal family ARE celebrities, and that's all they are.
Be serious. Celebs are here today gone tomorrow. The Royal family, especially the British monarchy, have had an impact one way or another on ALL our lives for hundreds of years.
Maybe your views are skewed living in Thailand though.
No comment. Think yourselves lucky that you are able to discuss and question such things without the very real fear of arrest.
How sad that some people cherish the events of the rich, who are only rich because they've taken from your ancestors.
?! Cherish the events of the rich ?! What does that even mean? I cherish history as without it how can we know who we are, where we have been or learn from our successes and failures.
And they have given us so much more in return too. Some obvious, some less so. Some tried to take too much and were eventually dealt with.
Take tourism to the UK. The Royal family, their palaces, gardens bring in billions of tourism receipts each year. These same tourists need to sleep somewhere, eat, move around, and see other things like go to Scotland to see how whisky is made or got to Bath etc. etc.
And that is just today, but what I am talking about goes back centuries.
But hey, if you do not like the Royals that's fine, it is a free country, and maybe one day if they are gone (I hope not) Hollywood may make a movie about them which will at least in parts be accurate.