The whole world is watching The Royals just as we do here in the U.S. But, there is something more to being an American and following the British Monarchy. Even if we do not have a personal British heritage, many of us who identify as Americans have sat through U.S. History classes or citizenship classes learning about our messy break-up from the UK, seeing the Brits as our distant cousins. We may feel more a part of them collectively, as Americans, than we feel toward other countries. And who doesn’t want to know the “family gossip” about our cousins once removed?