America’s relationship with Royalty

It has been claimed by various conspiracy theorists that all American Presidents are subservient to the House of Windsor and surreptitiously look after the interests of the British Royals. Some also claim that every US President in history – right up to and including Obama – is related by blood to the Windsors.

U.S. President Barack Obama poses with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace before a State Dinner in London

Queen Elizabeth and President Obama…related?

Whatever the case, it’s worth remembering America was founded upon a strong rebellion against Royalty and all it stood for. Hence the Founding Fathers adding that the United States was to be a nation “of the people, by the people and for the people” in the Constitution. No doubt they were mindful of the elitism of Britain where unelected families ruled the masses.

We investigate Americans’ infatuation with British Royalty in our book THE ORPHAN CONSPIRACIES: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy.

Here’s an excerpt from the book:

In recent decades many Americans seem to have become besotted by Royalty – especially since the glamorous Princess Diana and her sons Prince William and Prince Harry arrived on the scene. Not to forget William’s beautiful wife Kate Middleton and the new addition to their family.

Prince William and Kate wow the American public.

Possibly, this infatuation has something to do with the fact that the US does not have any royals, and there’s a celebrity factor in British and European Royal Family members the American public can’t get enough of.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet Jennifer Lopez at the BAFTA Brits in Los Angeles
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chat with Jennifer Lopez at the BAFTAS in L.A.

Yet, conversely, millions of the working class people in Britain either dislike or are indifferent to the Royals.

That has always been the way in Britain where the Royals are generally loved by the upper and middle classes, but often despised by the lower classes who claim the Royal Family’s sadly out of touch with them. This phenomenon could be seen whenever Queen Elizabeth’s great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, appeared in London in the 19th Century. The crowds would boo and shout insults at her. Historians believe this is one of the reasons Victoria fled to Balmoral, the Royals’ country estate in Scotland.

Helen Mirren's primary photo

Actress Helen Mirren no fan of the Royals.

English actress Dame Helen Mirren, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the 2006 international box office hit The Queen, probably best summed up the Royals from the British public’s perspective. In an interview given on the eve of the release of The Queen, Mirren had the following to say: “I still loathe the British class system, and the Royal family are the apex of the British class system. It’s a system that I absolutely hate.”


At the end of the day, the Queen’s true wealth is probably too vast, complex and hidden for any outsider to ever accurately calculate. Therefore, her true net wealth, and that of her descendants, will probably forever remain a conspiracy theory.

And, of course, we could be totally wrong about everything we’ve written about the Queen and the British Royals. In which case it would probably be best you accept that invitation to Buckingham Palace…

If you do, please write to us and let us know what it was like to meet the Royal Family because we are pretty sure our own ship has sailed in that regard – especially now that this book has been published!


Read more in The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy – available now via Amazon at:

A book that’s for the common people…the 99%.


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