Nagisa Furukawa wrote:
We may not have royalty in the USA, but it's still an important part of England's culture and history, so it should be preserved-- even if it's just for show.
I dunno, is cultural heritage REALLY a good enough reason to give a family free money?
That's a gross oversimplification of what is going on here. The Monarchy is not just our cultural heritage, for many people it is part of their current national identity. Removing them would be a bruising and deeply dividing experience for the country.
They also have a lot of support, they are there not least because the British want them there.