Life could imitate that of royalty. But how?
It has been a very long time since Ireland has had royalty, so to speak. Today when we think of “the royals,” we are often directed to Great Britain or other European countries. However, Ireland has had a long history of royal leadership. So much so, that it was perhaps a bit different from the notables in other regions. But if it was one thing, it was theirs.
After Ireland opted for status as a free state and subsequently revolved into a republic, monarchs and their previous roles were no longer needed. Not that they hadn’t been dissolving in the time up until then, but that was a pivotal moment. It is, however, important to note that for a very long time Ireland did manage itself with the aide of royal families, lords and kings etc. It isn’t really talked about as much these days, but I believe it is still quite significant.
Many family names were birthed from this select bloodline or guardianship. In fact, it is possible that you may be related to a royal if your last name is one from a handful. If your name does not match up with any from these traces in time, then it is still possible for life to mimic that of these highly-tiered individuals.
In researching your name, you may find a link to a monarchy or influential family in Irish history. Probably there are countless people all around the world who can stake this claim. The general rule though is if the ancestor is related to you by more than three-hundred years, then it doesn’t really have as much precedence.
There are some people who have been appointed by the British monarchy as a lord or other noble title in Ireland. This practice is still in effect and it is quite nice really. But, just because one person has this prestige doesn’t mean that another who doesn’t is any less than.
In truth, it seems the royals resemble an ideal. Little girls are taught to want to be princesses and stories encourage them to find their prince charming. This doesn’t suggest that your life should be melancholy if the person you fall in love with doesn’t arrive on a white horse from an aristocratic background, however.
Life can imitate art and yes, that includes that of a royal family. Once you find the person that you are destined to be with, you can request to be treated just as special as any nobleman ever was. An engagement ring can exemplify the same principles and lives of a patrician family, but you don’t have to be one in order to enjoy it.