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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Hooray for MY Princes...........

When the two Royal Princes rolled up their sleeves and helped with protecting people at risk of flooding, they showed their commitment to their people. This was no mere photo opportunity – indeed Princes William and Harry made clear their displeasure at the presence of photographers. Neither were they simply getting in the way; the Royal brothers both have military experience, with Prince Harry still serving in the Army. They worked from 6am to help to protect Datchet in Berkshire. The visit was not announced and the media only got wind of it at 11am. This story speaks of older values.
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There is something that seems right in a timeless sense when the heir to the Throne helps shepherd his people through a traumatic, distressing and dangerous time. Along with the Princes helping out physically, Her Majesty the Queen has also offered help to Somerset farmers with feed and bedding from the Windsor Estate. Not only does this exemplify the rootedness of our Royal Family through its connections with the countryside, but there is also an echo of the decision by George VI and Queen Elizabeth to remain in London during the Blitz. The support is not only practical, but is also a profound moral support to a nation in distress.

As politicians and bureaucrats blame each other the role of Monarchy and the ability for the Royal family to pull us together rather than divide us is yet again demonstrated by the response of our Royal Family to the terrible floods that this nation has been subjected to by the elements.(from British Monarchist society Feb 2014 ver batam. I could not have said it better. )
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When politicians in the UK and in the US are shameless and obviously in the job for the power and status and money, I am never more proud that as a nation England, Great Britain and the Commonwealth can claim such wonderful young men as their own.They have hearts, they have commitment to service and love of country and tradition. They are among the hardest working families in the country. The Queen is a role model who has served her country and people since a very young girl. They are trained to serve. They do not need to, they could sit back and do nothing, many would. They don't. They boys also have great examples in Diana and Charles. Charles especially is devoted to the land and country. Diana was a people person and her talents lay in that direction, the glamour and the glitz were only a small part of her. I admit, I did not like Diana the wife, but she was a terrific mother and I came to admire the mature Diana who gave of herself to many causes. If only, if only she could have been that way sooner. Charles has a love of the quieter life, a farmers life, an artist. The boys have both served in the military as has every member of the family. They actually do the work too. Andrew was in the Falklands war as a pilot. They do not shirk their duty.
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Anyway........my point is that the country should be proud that their future King is not too proud that he can't get down and dirty like everyone else. Reminds me of King Charles ll getting out with buckets and dousing the flames during the great fire of London. Yes I am proud to say they are MY Royal family and I would never trade that for an American citizenship. Ever.......

7 comments:

LOLfromPasa said...

Well said! As an American living here in England - I was impressed that these two young men rolled up their sleeves and helped. It is horrible to see what many communities have suffered and it seems that Government has been slow to take action. Love the images you have chosen here...!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

There are also many fine examples of leaders (and citizens) in the US helping out in time of crisis - all US politicians are not useless bags of wind - just as all English are not prime examples of good and justice. You get the good with the bad in any country - it is just easier to pick on the bad in a country that is not our own. Young people are helping the homeless, politicians are campaigning for civil rights for all citizens - common people are building homes for those who can't do it for themselves. There is good in all countries. Our President and First Lady set good examples of helping those in need. Before he was elected, President Obama was a community organizer (rather than taking a high paying attorney job) and worked for a non-profit to bring good education, sports programs, health assistance, voters' rights and much more to people who couldn't speak for themselves. I say hurray for anyone working hard to better the lives, or relieve the suffering of others.

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing this! wonderful young men, Diana would be proud.

NanaDiana said...

God bless those royal boys! Their mother would certainly be proud of them. They have the right values instilled in them on a deep level. xo Diana

Magic Love Crow said...

Great post! Those boys are doing good ;o)

Jan said...

You're absolutely right - the princes seem to have inherited the best traits of both their parents. It's so sad that Diana didn't live to see what wonderful young men they are and how much they love their country.

Kay G. said...

I love that photo, you can really tell by Harry's face that he wished they did not feel the need for the photographers to be there!
Great post, thank you.