Tuesday, July 23, 2013
A prince is born
The crowd outside Buckingham Palace
The birth of a healthy baby is always a time of happiness but the birth of a Royal baby has just sent much of Britan demented. And that joy is felt in other countries where the Queen reigns too. It is great news in Australia where I live. Americans usually seem not to understand at all what it is like to grow up in a monarchy. There are ancient tribal emotions involved. It is very uplifting and a source of pride. The secret is that the Royal family are seen as the splendid branch of OUR family. We know them well and feel a connection to them. Their glory is our glory. French "gloire" is a phantasm. The glory of the Royal family is real.
Posted by JR at 12:08 PM