Mind the Gap

The monarchy undermines the concept of equality in the UK.

How can our society even pretend to strive for any sort of equality when we have such a visual hereditary institution hanging over us?

The Royal Family is a thing that we are all brought up with from birth. Everyone aged 3 upwards knows who the Queen is. We are raised with the idea that it is OK for this family to be born into wealth, luxury, and power. We are raised with the fact lodged in our minds that we will never be a member of the Royal Family because we’re not good enough – our bloodline isn’t up to scratch – we didn’t quite make the grade. We are raised to bow to members of the Royal Family and address them in a certain way, lest we forget our place in this world.

When we were children the…

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