The last week in April had been a week of royal birthdays.
Queen Elisabeth celebrated hers on the 23rd April. She is 90 years old.
The Dutch King Willem Alexander was having his on the 27th April. He is now 49.
The Swedish King celebrated his 70th birthday. I have no photo of his, but you see him at the wedding of his daughter crownprinses Victoria,
All three majesties are very popular in their kingdoms and they had beautiful weather so that the people of these countries could celebrate outdoors.
In Europe we have 7 kingdoms , the principality of Monaco,the grand duchy of Luxemburg and many republics. Of course discussions flared up among the republicans of those kingdoms whether it was better to have a president or a royal head of state.
Well most people agreed that a royal head of the country has a binding factor. The entire population is united. Which is not the case when a president is the head of the country. He or she represents only part of the country and has a lot more power. The royals have hardly any power, but they exercise an influence on the nation.
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