With all the fanfare over the arrival of William and Kate’s first baby, (the “royal baby”) I was just thinking about the whole concept of “royalty” and why monarchies still exist.
As far as I know, kings and queens are mostly figureheads, right? Or do they still have political power, albeit from behind the scenes? If they don’t have much power, then what is the point? Do people want to hold on to monarchies for the same reason people like watching soap operas…. to escape our own ordinary lives and keep track of the drama in someone else’s life? Ok, that was a lot of questions in one paragraph, but I’m asking these questions because personally I don’t get why we should bow down to or idolize people who are no better than you, me, or Joe Schmo down the street. And people who really didn’t do much to obtain their fame and fortune…. other than being born. Well, or marrying into a “royal” family.
There is one true king. The King of kings. And maybe I have the wrong attitude on all of this, but in my view there is no earthly king who is worthy of our deep reverence and attention. Don’t get me wrong. I believe all people should be treated with respect, so I wouldn’t disrespect Prince William, or the Queen of England, or any “royal” if I were to meet them in real life. But there is only one King who I worship and revere. Jesus!
And speaking of that, since I am a daughter of the true King, what does that make me? Yes, a princess! 😀 There are millions of true princesses in this world. And princes. In fact, this may be a good topic for a completely different blog post, but I believe this is why so many little girls are practically obsessed with anything “princess-y” and have so much fun dressing up like princesses. Because that is how we were designed, to be a beloved daughter of the true King. It’s in our DNA.