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Re: Royal traditions
I believe the coming generations in Scandinavia will also scale down the glitter side of their respetives Royal Houses as one see nowadays in the Benelux and Spain. I believe the UK will still be the exception - at least there are 2 mandatory glittering occasions every year (the State Opening of Parliament and the banquet for the Diplomatic Corps). However, one also wonder if these events won't be scaled down, too.
Regarding coronations in the UK, is the Government constitutionally allowed to forbid a traditional ceremony like the one we know?
It seems the three day visit has become the norm for WA. It's better than the rushed UK visit that did not even have a return event or banquet at the Guildhall. Ireland is another republic so probably a black tie event.
With Royal acting more and more like celebrities and presidents one begins to question if having a monarchy still ads value.
Im leaning more and more towards becoming a republican. To me Denmark under Margrethe II is a great example of a monarchy. Sweden's crown princess-couple impresses me as well but they are currently not at the helm.
All other monarchies are loosing interest my interest fast. The UK could become interesting with a coronation but im not sure if the country could afford one once the day comes or if the by then no doubt Labour government would allow one.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will pay a State Visit to Ireland at the invitation of President Michael D. Higgins.
The visit will take place from 12 to 14 June.