Earth & Conservation

The British Royal Family Explained

The British monarchy is famous for its centuries old legacy and clashes with the Catholic Church. So how did the family rise to power?

The most famous monarchy in the world is that of the United Kingdom. From the death of Princess Diana, to the Royal Wedding, to the queen's many hats, the international media seems to be obsessed with Britain's royal family.

However, there is a growing republican movement in the U.K. that wants to see an end to this centuries-old institution because it's reportedly costing taxpayers millions of dollars every year.

Where did Britain's royal family come from and what role do they play in society today? Watch today's Seeker Daily video to find out.