Often depicted as clueless and disconnected from the real world that goes on around them or beyond their marble palace walls, it is said of The Royal family that they are merely ‘for show’ and have been since the end of Queen Victoria's reign.
Colonisation was a means of expanding the British Empire throughout the world; one would consider that it was perhaps expected of these colonies to remain loyal. As this was not the case the colonies sought independence, thus the demise of the Empire and relevancy of the monarch.
They may just be pretentious symbols of a history long gone but if one looks a little deeper, particularly into their ritual like advocacy of the military forces, ignorance is by no means a factor. You may add to this by considering the business dealings of the Royal family that we do know of or about, British Petroleum, Royal Mail, the castles and palaces and many other assets held up in trusts or unknown tax havens like jersey.
Only last year were the National Audit Office first allowed access to the ‘Royal Household’. So regardless of their estimated wealth you can expect there to be little backlash with respect to their centuries of tax evasion. (because after all they were legally permitted to so).
But the real underestimation in my opinion has little to do with the chips that we are shown on the table. Oh no because everyone knows real power lies in knowledge.Forbes magazine estimated the Queen's net worth at around US$450 million in 2010,Official Buckingham Palace statements in 1993 called estimates of £100 million "grossly overstated", and Jock Colville, a former private secretary to the Queen (when she was Princess Elizabeth) and a director of her bank, Coutts, estimated her wealth at £2 million in 1971 (the equivalent of about £21 million today
Finances of the British Royal Family - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It’s worth considering that those ‘idiot princes’ come from a family bloodline that stretches back over 1000 years of imperial rulership and evolution. For which the brightest minds have come to work for or against. And whose near every moment, idea, decision, transaction, communication was recorded and documented.
Only a fool would consider them to have learned nothing. If anyone was to understand the economy and the money and the laws and the politics and the strategy it would be the Royal Family. Instead they stay silent on most matters important to us commoners, parading around in army uniforms preserving its honourable fallacy.
From the very beginning of every industrial or commodity bubble they’ve held a position to invest in, from
1. Their financial capital/wealth reserves.
2. Their intelligence reporting & networking.
3. Discretion and unaccountability to public laws.
4. Loyalty to family bloodline and self-preservation.
What’s your thoughts?
Please do not confine discusion to present day monarchy.