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Prince William & Mark Zuckerberg: It's Time for the Prince to Become King of the United Kingdom

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 20/10/2015 Mark Charles Hardie

2015-10-16-1445029385-2707148-MarkwithElizabethTwo.jpg © Provided by The Huffington Post 2015-10-16-1445029385-2707148-MarkwithElizabethTwo.jpg American attorney, Mark Charles Hardie, gazing at a picture of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II whom he respects and admires.

Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953. At the time of her majesty's coronation the prime minister was Winston Churchill and the president of the United States was Dwight D. Eisenhower. This bygone era was a different world which has since been relegated to history museums.
Since the beginning of the queen's reign, the post-industrial world has morphed into a post-modern world of instant global communication led by entities such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, Youtube, vKontakte, Skype and Meerkat. Indeed, Cysco's slogan "welcome to the human network" has now become an international reality.
One of the innovators who revolutionized post-modern society is Mark Zuckerberg. It is significant that Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is now thirty-three years old while Zuckerberg is thirty-one years old. Notably, Prince Harry and Mark Zuckerberg are the same age. Our new world of extraordinary social media and high technology are familiar to the Prince William-Mark Zuckerberg-Prince Harry generation.
On the other hand, Queen Elizabeth was crowned one year before the first electronic color television was introduced--a time which appears light years away from the present.
Certainly the ruling establishment and tradition-centered nobility in the United Kingdom are aware of the magnitude of this generational shift in world civilization.
One must ask oneself the following questions: how can tech savvy British teenagers who admire pop group One Direction, Miley Cyrus, and Justin Bieber relate to a monarch who personally remembers a long ago historic figure like Winston Churchill? How can Facebooking and Googling youth in Scotland and Wales relate to a leader who is older than many of their great grandparents?
We now live in a complex Noam Chomskyesque world which is based upon fractal-shaped social networks that operate on principles similar to controlled chaos bordering on barely structured civilizational anarchy. The online world has become the real world.
The outdated metaphor that reality is similar to a tree with roots and branches has been replaced with amoeba-like networks of humanity that is unafraid to "think different" and "just do it." For example, once experts used the tree metaphor to describe the presidency as a "branch" of government "rooted" in the constitution. In our new world, the human network has replaced this tree metaphor and each person is the center of his or her own network.
With instant online broadcasting, virtually anyone can declare themselves to be popular within their own social media kingdom. Recognizing this new technological world, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated the Dutch throne in favor of her forty-eight year old son, King Willem-Alexander.
Our post-modern world risks perceiving the very concepts of monarchy and royalty as shadowy ideas from George Orwell's book 1984. The old top-down, trickle down hierarchy has given way to outbreaks of individual independence which raise new questions such as: Who has more influence--the pop group One Direction or the Prince of Wales? Who has a greater impact on world civilization: the creators of Twitter, iPads, and World of Warcraft or the wearer of a crown adorned since 1952?
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The House of Windsor--formerly known as the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha--must evolve to embrace a United Kingdom and Commonwealth in which young people now understand that all citizens are entitled to the same social power and influence as reality TV giant Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, and the Beatles.
To embrace this new influence one need only upload a video to Youtube which has the culture-shaping, self-enhancing tagline "Broadcast Yourself".
In order for the British Monarchy to preserve itself in the age of future-looking revolutionaries such as Noam Chomsky and Ray Kurzweil it is time for Prince William to become King William with his coronation broadcast on social media and live tweeted by Prince Harry.
In short, the United Kingdom needs a monarch who can relate to Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook generation.
The world-famous song, "Royals" by the singer Lorde from New Zealand alludes to this revolutionary new phenomenon in which everyone can be royalty in our post-modern world.
As Lorde sings in "Royals":
"Let me be your ruler,
You can call me queen Bee
And baby I'll rule,
Let me live that fantasy."

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