Does American love for Queen Elizabeth reflect ‘weakness’? Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron responds to MSNBC analyst

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Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron has responded to critics who used the death of Queen Elizabeth II to attack the monarchy, calling out a former Obama official who described Americans’ fascination with the British royal family as a “weakness” that longs for a time of “hereditary privilege”.

Cameron, who had weekly audiences with the Queen during his six years as Prime Minister between 2010 and 2016, joined ‘The Story’ on Monday for an extensive interview where he discussed his personal encounters with Queen Elizabeth and offered insight into the future of the Commonwealth under King Charles III.

Asked about renewed criticism of Britain’s monarchical government, Cameron defended his country’s constitutional system, telling Fox News host Martha MacCallum he highly valued the presence of a leader of apolitical state.

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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 24, 2012 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is greeted by British Prime Minister David Cameron, as she arrives for lunch at Downing Street in London.

FILE – In this Tuesday, July 24, 2012 file photo, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is greeted by British Prime Minister David Cameron, as she arrives for lunch at Downing Street in London.
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“Even people who aren’t particularly crazy about royals still see the monarchy as something that brings us together,” Cameron said. “That’s the most important thing, a rock of stability in tough times.”

Cameron then responded to a comment from MSNBC analyst and former Obama official Richard Stengel who polled Americans. fixing with the Royal family over the weekend, calling it a “weakness in American character” that yearns for a period of “hereditary privilege.”

“You have your system, we have our system,” Cameron replied emphatically. “I like ours because when we had our revolution, we didn’t get rid of the king. We decided to have a monarch who was sovereign, but the parliament was our sovereignty, while your revolution pushed the things further.”

Still, Cameron said he was struck by the outpouring of love and support he had received from his American friends since the Queen’s passing.

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MSNBC political analyst Richard Stengel says Americans

MSNBC political analyst Richard Stengel says Americans’ “weakness” in supposedly yearning for an “era of hereditary privilege” draws them to news about the Queen and the British Royal Family.

“Almost every American I know…has texted or emailed me to say we’re sorry for your loss. I think we have tremendous affection for our queen and great respect for our new king.” , did he declare. “And I think a lot of that affection is felt in the United States.”

As for the future of the monarchy, Cameron said King Charles III is a “very worthy successor” to the throne, describing him as “extremely intelligent, charming and very hardworking”.

“He has a great love for the institutions and stories of our country and will fill it very well,” he said.

Amid geopolitical upheaval and tensions across the Atlantic over trade and Brexit issues, Cameron said King Charles III would serve as a “uniting figure” for Britons sailing simultaneously with a new prime minister and sovereign king.

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“The politicians below are fighting…but the pinnacle of our system is Charles III, our new king, who is the figure of unity,” he said.

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