The point about the importance of the British Royal Family is that, in my view, the future of libertarianism depends on how well Libertarian philosophy – and its actual living adherents, who can type and post and get out to the www – survive. In an increasingly hostile world. The political climate is less destructive for us, I think, in constitutional monarchies such as here and in the Scandinavian-and-Dutch-type “bicycling-King-kingdoms”. Therefore we ought to want the survival of the one here in the UK for as long as possible. I think that the William-Kate thingy will help us, as Libertarians, in the decades to come.
True, the Queen has done next-to-nothing as a constitutional Head of State, to oppose the tyrannical posturings and imposts of her various governments, to say nothing of the EU and its baleful effects, but that does not make the system we have a wrong one.
This was out 6th-December-2006 post, the first on the subject and the one whereby I could say “you have read it here first”:-