One Word: Diana!
Here in the U.S., our celebrities -- entertainers, actors, athletes, musicians, even politicians -- leave much to be desired. Meanwhile, millions of people go to England every year for one reason: they want to see The Queen and Buckingham Palace. By contrast, millions come to the U.S. every year, but, it's not to see the White House or our president. They come to see Mickey Mouse.
Princess Diana was a breath of fresh air. She married her prince and moved into a castle. And even though she didn't live happily ever after, she touched people with her support for numerous worthy charities and with her very human flaws and vulnerabilities.
Even Queen Elizabeth was amazed at the attention Diana brought to the royal family.
With the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, the monarchy has a new generation of royal watchers. Hopefully, they will not disappoint us.
On this, the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's reign, I say: Long live the queen!
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