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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 04:44 PM

18. Supporting/appearing at charities, goodwill tours to Commonwealth nations....

Diana was very involved in getting landmines cleared from Angola, for instance. Not to say she got out there with a metal detector and a shovel, but she brought attention to the matter and worked to bring funding to support the cause. I'm pretty sure all of the "working" royals (i.e., the ones who aren't "retired", like Philip) have causes and charities that they support in one way or another.

As much as Americans think the whole idea of a royal family is silly, it's not as if they spend the entirety of their lives lounging around sipping tea. If nothing else, they're a powerful symbol of continuity, given how far back the English monarchy goes.

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