Keller @ Large: America Has Different Concept Of Royalty

July 24, 2013 11:12 AM
Keller @ Large: America Has Different Concept Of Royalty
" BOSTON (CBS) — Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their baby boy.

“Jon” would be a distinguished name for him, don’t you think?

Actually, that’s probably a bit pedestrian for a future king. Or is it?

The Duke and Duchess certainly seem appealing. But all the fuss gets me thinking about America, and what a different concept of royalty we have.

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We refer to musical icons as the King of Pop or the Queen of Soul. We also have the US equivalent of princesses. We call them divas.

They have Kate Middleton; we have Beyonce.

We have sports royalty all over the place, athletes known by one name, draped in jewelry that puts the Crown jewels to shame. Some of them even wear performance-enhancing jewelry.

And most of all, we have our political royalty "

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