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The psychological reasons why Americans love the royals

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a close up of Meghan Markle © Provided by AOL Inc. The United States did not want to live with a monarchy and fought a war to get rid of it, but a couple hundred years later and Americans can’t get enough of the British Royals. It turns out there are some psychological reasons why.

Dr. Sudeep Varma told the Huffington Post: "We are fascinated and obsessed with fairy tales. They have been a part of our society’s fabric since childhood."

Meghan Markle probably wanted to be a princess when she was little and look at her now. She’s a symbol of hope.

American’s also like to follow the royal family because it is an escape from our own reality. Clinical psychologist Donna Rockwell says the sweet family pictures of the royals "gives us a respite from the headlines, sensationalism and hourly breaking news about what’s going on in our own country."

Professor Adrienne Chernock thinks the other appeal to American’s is the powerful woman in charge of everything.

“Women in the royal family have made history in ways that are indisputable.”

And the most recent woman to join is an American, giving us all something hopeful to watch from the comfort of our living rooms. 

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