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Fascination with Another World

Although functioning monarchies are very rare, the lives of royal families keep fascinating people. Even when royalty are the objects of scandal, they are regarded with a certain envy. We tend to project our dreams of an ideal life onto royal families. Whatever their lapses, they remain idols, as did Lady Diana, estranged w…

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Auffarth, Christoph, “Monarchy/Royalty”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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