They serve useful purposes in those societies which have them and want them.
That's what I'm asking: what useful purposes?
Ragman says they act a diplomats, but they don't really. I mean, they can't negotiate treaties and agreements, right?
They do have excellent handshaking skills of the completely dead fish variety.
It was very nice of her majesty to wear Republican Green.
But, let me ask: couldn't anybody else in the British Government done the handshaking duties as well??(Herself didn't even speak.)
Time to move on in Western Civilization, folks.
We got rid of all the Kings or Ireland 300 years ago, time now for Britain.
Once they go, the other empty heads of State in Sweden, Spain etc will follow through the gates of history.
So, what do the Royals do that couldn't be done by someone else or, better, not done at all?
Joe(I'm seeking their necessity)Nation