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Here's why Americans are 'obsessed' with the British Royal family

Edduin Carvajal
Mar 29, 2018
11:50 A.M.

Many Americans have agreed to say that they are very excited about the upcoming wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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The truth is that their excitement has not taken anyone by surprise as it is known that Americans are ‘obsessed’ with the British Royal Family. One of the aspects that proves that allegation is the popularity of TV shows like The Crown.

According to CNN, that show is watched by many in the U.S. and even Matt Smith, the British actor who portrays Prince Philip, admitted to being astonished by the fascination the royals inspire in America.

In 2011, almost 23 million American watched the wedding of Prince William and Duchess Kate and about 30 million watch Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997.

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One of the reasons people in the U.S. are so in love with them is that they see them as a huge soap opera as it is filled with love and loss, formal activities or ceremonies quite impressive, and, of course, British accent.

Sandro Monetti, a British journalist who lives in Los Angeles, has been covering most news about the Royals for the last five years and he considers that Americans love the Royal family even more than British people do.

Barack Obama agreed with him when Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles visited the White House in 2015. He revealed that people in America are ‘quite fond’ of the royal family and that they like them much better than their own politicians.

Another reason the British Royal Family is so important in the U.S. is the pageantry and the centuries-old tradition, which cannot be compared to anything in America. They also try their best to stay away from politics.

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Arianne Chernock, who works in the history department at Boston University, revealed that the ‘love’ for royal families has been alive since 1776 and that the bond, politically speaking, got stronger in the post-WWII era.

The final reason why people in the U.S. are so in love with the royals is that most young women grew up watching cartoons about royalty and dressing up as princesses for Halloween.

Monetti blamed Walt Disney as he made the idea of marrying a prince and becoming a princess like the ‘ultimate dream’ for every single young girl.

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