英國皇室──留存至今的君主制 England's Royal Family: A Monarchy in the Modern Age
The United Kingdom has the most well-known royal family in the world. Right now, the UK (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland) has a queen, Queen Elizabeth II. Although the royal family does not hold political power, they represent British culture and history. During Queen Elizabeth's rule, which began in 1952, she has been admired for her dedication to her royal duties and to the British people. Her son, Prince Charles, is next in line for the throne.
As the future king, Prince Charles has been in the public eye almost as much as the queen. When he married Lady Diana Spencer in 1981, people around the world watched the wedding. Princess Diana, as she became known, was admired for her style and beauty. More notably, she brought attention to problems around the world, including landmines, AIDS, and leprosy. Her work to help others led to her nickname, the People's Princess. After her divorce from Prince Charles, she died in a car accident in 1997. People around the world mourned the death of the beloved People's Princess.
Some British people feel that the royal family is obsolete, since its members no longer hold any political power. But there are also those who still adore the royals. Diana and Charles's sons, William and Harry, are known for having their mother's warmth and humanity. Prince William, the oldest and second in line to the throne, married a woman who is not from a noble family, Kate Middleton. Both William and Kate are known for being hands-on parents to their three children. Their eldest son, Prince George, will be king one day. Prince Harry also married a regular person, an American named Meghan Markle. William and Harry are following in their mother's footsteps to make the royal family relatable to ordinary people.