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The Spanish royal couple during a graduation

Essay: Royal families and monarchies in the 21st century

  • Modern monarchies continue to thrive in the 21st century
  • Royal families in Europe and Asia help uphold constitutional order and provide a sense of historic continuity
  • Old dynasties play a role in the turbulent transition facing Arab societies

Last Christmas, I heard a satirical parody of the Christmas carol, “We Three Kings of Orient Are.” It lampooned the “three Kims” of North Korea who have become a Marxist-Leninist dynasty imposing a reign of cruelty and barbarism on their country. By contrast, the world over, authentic monarchies – based on constitutional principles, committed to upholding the rule of law and providing a sense of nationhood, cohesion and continuity – do not cease to thrive.

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 David Alton, Lord Alton of Liverpool
Otto von Habsburg was the only member of the European Parliament to have been born before 1914
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What's inside
  • Modern monarchies continue to thrive in the 21st century
  • Royal families in Europe and Asia help uphold constitutional order and provide a sense of historic continuity
  • Old dynasties play a role in the turbulent transition facing Arab societies
Who will benefit?
  • Report is targeted to the decision makers in cross country manufacturing – suppliers, manufacturers, logistics.
  • Also considered useful for the administrative university facilities, to better understand the possibe effects of current decisions.
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