Vienna wrote: I would rather have a monarchy that wasn't placed on a pedestal - a more modern monarchy more accessible to the public , and i think this is what younger people would like to see as well.
I think Harry has effectively, and somewhat brutally, taken an axe to the pedestal. They have enough dirty linen hanging in public now to start a charity shop.
Are younger people bothered about Charles? He's a dry dusty old man ... it's a shame Wills & Kate, along with their endearing little tribe of kiddies couldn't have gone on.
Visitors come to see our great history, architecture, but they also come because we have a royal family, the processions, and pomp that go with having a monarchy.
Hmm .. wouldn't the Beefeater Guards still do the Ceremony of the Keys at The Tower of London?
The modern royal family is run very much along business lines now .. and all that pomp might well continue.
It struck me during the Queen's Jubilee last year when they had a holographic image of her waving to the crowd from inside her Coronation carriage that not only did she look very beautiful ,as the image was of her as she she looked as a young Queen 26 years old, ..... but the actual flesh and blood royals were not now irreplacable.
So yes for me the monarchy should remain, and should continue our tradition as we have for a thousand years.
They started out as 'bully boys' with the biggest army , nothing more ... but yes, a great many people still like them, like the history .. and I love castles and towers and pagaentry too ... so I do hope the royal family don't implode and destroy themselves.
I love the Plantagenets and the War of the Roses best, then the Tudors and Stuarts .. when Kings strutted around with swords at their hip, and lobbed off the odd head or two and were arrogant upstarts. .. not that I'm suggesting Charles decapitates Harry to boost popularity!