Why does the british public still support the Monarchy?

I really can't understand that, I don't see any use for it. Is it just for reasons of tradition? For entertainment? Can someone enlighten me please?

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One thing the brits are VERY good at is keeping up with tradition. If you'll include the monarchy as a tradition, MackTheKnife's post makes a lot of sense Laughing

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Do you know the story about the 5 monkeys in a cage?  I think that the majority of British people see the monarchy in a similar way

"The time has come" the walrus said "to speak of many things. Of shoes and ships and sealing wax. Of cabbages and kings. And why the sea is boiling hot and whether pigs have wings."

Interesting story, but I think most brits will be offended by this analogy.

The last time that I was in England (2002) I spoke to a few people there and raised exactly this issue. The reaction from all of them was "that is the way it has always been". If anyone is insulted I apologise.

"The time has come" the walrus said "to speak of many things. Of shoes and ships and sealing wax. Of cabbages and kings. And why the sea is boiling hot and whether pigs have wings."

It may sound funny to some, but it's true -- a recent survey showed that 72% of the British public support the Monarchy. The figures are about the same, if not higher, in other European countries. The monarchy is not what it used to be, you know, the royalty pay taxes these days, for example, and the total annual cost for the British tax payer is about $65 million, which is not that much when you consider the ceremonial duties of the queen.
Different people will give you different explanations for the continuing support for the monarchy -- some psychological, some rational. You can read some of the reasoning the supporters of monrachy have in this web page, for example.

I think the bottom line is that most brits simply love the royalty.

the monarchy is the best thing about this country. we are a nation whose monarch has inspired the country in the worst of times. Elizabeth 1st defied spain the most powerful country at the time and gave her people the choice of religion.

After the tyranny of oliver cromwell it was the monarchy the public turned to to restore order.

even in the year 1100 and around that time it was the monarchy that stopped the greedy barons form robbing the people and the state.

in more modern events the people of britain decided not to jon the nazi's and become a fasicst (not monarchist ) state.

The public also didnt want communism- power to the people failed once again. most european countries pick and choose what suits them but the british public are loyal. they know who will look out for them, who will stop any evil government from abusing its power and preserve the heritage of this country for years to come. it is what makes britain great.

It is a matter of continuity, tradition, a sense of being part of. It is like a rope that links people to their History and to their origins as a Nation.

It is a matter of continuity, tradition, a sense of being part of. It is like a rope that links people to their History and to their origins as a Nation.

It is a matter of continuity, tradition, a sense of being part of. It is like a rope that links people to their History and to their origins as a Nation.

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