What Americans Can See In the new Prince of Cambridge

 

photo courtesy of freedigitalphoto.net

photo courtesy of freedigitalphoto.net

As a student of history – especially American history – I know all about those two wars we fought to shed the yoke of the British monarchy, to forge our own destiny, to become the first successful rebel colonies. I understand and appreciate all that those patriots suffered and what they fought for a second time in the War of 1812. Those struggles are indisputable.

That being said, I firmly believe that America owes a debt of our language, our culture, and a great deal of our legal system to the British. Relations weren’t always strong between our two countries, but today Britain is the United State‘s strongest ally.

I am going to find something reassuring in the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge‘s son, announced on social media. The as-of-yet unnamed Prince represents the future.  At this point, the near-distant future with estimates of being on the throne around, oh, 2070.  Maybe.

So congratulations are in order! This means that three generations of heirs to her majesty Queen Elizabeth II exist. England will prevail and perhaps, so too, will we.

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