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Perhaps part of the reason people so enjoy watching things like Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee celebration or royal weddings is because they know that modern “royals” are all about the pomp and ceremony, not about the power and governance. Long gone are the days when a person became king or queen and ruled over the masses merely because they happened to be conceived by people who happened to be king and/or queen. Except in a few places where those days are not gone, that is. Believe it or not, even a decade into the 21st century, there are still monarchs who rule over their subjects as if they were, well, subjects!