Inverse snobbery and outdated I think, if as you think the royal family if outdated why is it that the media from all over the world have been camped out for days. This outdated family bring a lot of trade to this country as well being admired all over the world. But at the end of the day you have your opinion and I have mine.
As an outsider, I believe there is a certain magic to the royalty. I remember as a very small child seeing Queen Elizabeth coronated on our black and white small screened TV. On many of my trips to the UK, to me it was magical going into the castles and palaces and hearing the stories of the families who lived there. I do also think that people travel to the UK and spend money there to see the castles, the changing of the guard, Shakespere's cottage, look for Nessie, view the beautiful countryside and gardens. It is an amazing place!
I have traveled to many countries, and those who do not have royalty are just somewhat boring, like I traveled all these many hours just to be in a place that is like the US. I'm not saying that the US is boring as there are many wonderful places here to visit, but if I travel a distance to a foreign country, then I would like it to be different than my home.