lunes, 2 de junio de 2014

Kings and Queens in the 21st Century

The King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, abdicated this morning in favour of Crown Prince Felipe, causing a wide range of mixed opinions and reactions. You can read about this piece of news in the world leading newspapers: The New York Times, The Guardian, BBC News...
More often than not, I have come across more Britons happy about their royal family and monarchy in general than Spaniards being content with their respective counterpart. The formers appreciated or respected the institution and what is more, considered it an interesting economic revenue for the country, while the latters always complained about having never been asked whether they wanted a king or not. It simply came imposed, unelected, at the end of Franco's dictatorship and that was it.
However, I was delighted to find this clever video about British monarchy, which I considered interesting enough for sharing a balanced exposition about pros and cons regarding the royal institution. It is like posting typical Spanish debate thoughts, but expressed in English and referring to British monarchy, although applicable to any. Worth watching indeed....

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