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People being born into nobility. Goes against the idea that people in a state are born equal.
Many figureheads of state have a role to play, being a safety valve for passing laws (can put new laws to referendum). Making it harder for a majority congress to take over a country.
They help distract people from political discourse. Bringing politics into the sphere of gossip and tabloid magazines
The monarchy might be assisting in attracting tourists
The main statement is not valid for all countries, and differ quite largely between nations where the monarchy holds some power (like Tonga) and those where there is no formal power (like Sweden).
The state spends money maintaining the royalty and their assets.
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