“In the past, people were born royal. Nowadays, royalty comes from what you do.” Gianni Versace
Inherited titles and wealth are so old world. The majority of millionaires in the United States are now first generation and self-made, be it through athletic talent or technology creation. Innovation and economic production are what primarily determine success in our current world, and rock stars (of any field) are more visible and valuable than landed gentry.
Royalty is not just the financial and political power one wields though. It is the nobility of thought and action. It is how one uses the influence and control one has. Royalty is not just wealth but richness of spirit and stewardship for the future, remembering where we came from and creating a legacy to be proud of.