Yes, I admit it- I’m completely fascinated with the Royal Baby. A certain member of my family can’t seem to grasp my excitement. To him, he sees just another kid, except this one has a lot of money and power and publicity which she never had to earn. I see his point and can agree to an extent.
But this is why I have fallen in love with the Royal Princess.
First of all, there are hundreds of years of history wrapped up in that little bundle. She can trace her family line back further than most of us. Yes, it helped that her ancestors were monarchs and mentioned in every history book; but still I’m fascinated.
Then there’s the fact that her parents seem like fairly decent people. Our “role” models nowadays are Hollywood stars who are always caught drinking, cheating, swearing, or breaking somebody’s nose. Not to mention how they dress- (or more like undress). William and Kate work, rewear clothing, do their own shopping, and still uphold manners and propriety, all A +’s in my book.
Royalty and leaders do deserve our respect. I know that hundreds of years ago, English kings and queens persecuted my ancestors; but those Christian martyrs still honored and respected the one upon the throne. However, there is a difference between worship and respect. I don’t have Queen Elizabeth posters hanging up on my walls, but I am still called to respect her (whether or not her actions deserve it or whether or not she is the Ruler of my country). We are called to do this for any of our leaders, be it Presidents or Police Officers. Sadly, respect for those in authority is missing in most citizens today.
Romans Chapter 13:1-7
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to [execute] wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore [ye] must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute [is due]; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
But the main reason that I am fascinated with Prince George and Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana is because every Christian is a Royal Child, just like them. Fairytales do happen because there is a King and He has made us Children into His Kingdom. The celebration in England is nothing compared to the celebration in Heaven when we are born into the Kingdom and when we finally come home to the King.
Being an earthly prince or princess is rare; it’s a title that few will hold.