January 17, 1991

On January 17, 1991, Harald V became king of Norway following the death of his father, Olav V. Harald is currently still the king. I know what you’re thinking, NORWAY HAS A KING?! He doesn’t have any real power in the administration of the government, but the fact that the progressive country of Norway having a monarchy made me research and see which other European countries, besides England, still have royalty. They are Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Luxemborg, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Liechtenstein and Monaco. It’s incredible to think that there are walking, breathing individuals who hold titles that once wielded incredible power just 150 years ago. Do you think that after a difficult day having to deal with the common masses, this watered-down royalty look in the mirror and whisper, “Cut ME off in traffic will you. Off with your head.”

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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