Queen Shows Germans Useful Side of Monarchy

Royalty can help when elected politicians get carried away.

Love that hat.

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As I write this, hundreds of Germans are waiting patiently in front of the Hotel Adlon, where Queen Elizabeth II is staying. Very few people here would like to see Germany become a monarchy, but many like the British queen for the very reasons that make monarchies still viable in the 21st century.

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