On The British Monarchy

An intelligent and interesting appraisal of the British Royal family and their possible future. From an American who knows a lot of stuff!

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As a Brooklyn born kid who grew up in Coney Island I know little about royalty other than what I read in the papers.  Class differences are so important that no one is really permitted to talk about them freely.

In my corporate career I have never met royalty, but I have met nobles.

When I was about 30 years old I was part of a small team examining the books of the Rothschild Intercontinental Bank in London, which my employer (Don’t leave home without it!)  was considering, and eventually did purchase.  The portfolio consisted of a smattering of sovereign credits which is what one would expect of a Rothschild bank.

It was headed up at the time by one Ralph Thomas George Stonor Lord Camoys,  just a few years older than I, who later served as Lord Chamberlain of Great Britain from 1998 – 2000.  The Lord Camoys traced…

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8 comments

  1. wilfredbooks

    Interesting. You know my feelings, of course; plenty of sycophants across the pond as well, but I wonder how many of them would tolerate the elitism inherent in the monarchy, or support it financially, come to that? Cheers, Jon.

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    • beetleypete

      I’m sure Canada is a better choice than the US, where they would still expect to be allowed to intrude. However, let’s not forget the Canadian French speakers who do not like our Royals one bit. 🙂
      Best wishes, Pete.

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