STUDENT SHOUT: It’s not cool to admit it, but I love the royal family

Prince Harry, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William at a charity event for Heads Together, in London. Tom says the younger royals are an inspiration (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

It was all over the news at the weekend when it was revealed the royal family has millions of pounds from the Duchy Of Lancaster invested in various businesses in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda.

But then, everything they do ends up making headlines.

Even though, in my opinion, it’s not often that the royals do anything that is actually bad.

Usually it’s just the tabloids trying to interfere in Prince Harry’s love life, or anything to do with William and Kate.

I for one support the royal family –even though it’s not exactly cool among young people to do so.

Despite my feelings, the question remains – do we really need them?

They have no actual power – the power is in the hands of the prime minister and the government.

The Queen is merely the head of state, with no constitutional authority.

But she has reigned for 65 years!

She is adored around the world, and ultimately represents Britain.

In the past 10 years the monarchy’s popularity has begun to rise once again.

Of course, the combination of William, Kate and Harry has rekindled the nation’s love and respect for the family.

The royal wedding in 2011 was watched by more than a billion people around the world.

It’s embedded in history. The royals have stood the test of time.

The current generation may not be anywhere near as powerful as their ancestors, but the credibility and respect they give to Britain is something no prime minister could match.

So enough with the negativity and the bad press, they do a lot for the nation’s image. The future is bright for the royal family.

The younger generations are adored, and I’m sure when King William begins his reign there will be no complaints.

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