For all you Commonwealth folks out there (and you know who you are), I recently saw the movie "Young Victoria" and don't understand all of the assassination attempts on Queen Victoria's life (and there were several during her reign). Since the British Monarchy had no real power then (and even less now), why would anyone want to assassinate the Queen/King? Wouldn't they go for the Prime Minister?
Also, on a related question. We Yanks tend to love the Queen, from across the pond (Atlantic). What is your opinion of her and the Monarchy in general?