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Can’t Get Enough of the Royal Family? Here’s Why, According to Science

Hi, we’re PureWow and we love the royal family. Some might say it’s an unhealthy obsession. But we’re totally not alone, right? You stalk love them too.

Did you know there’s actually a scientific reason why? It all comes down to one thing: structure. 

According to clinical psychologist Dr. Donna Rockwell, Psy.D., the royal traditions and pattern-like protocol offer a sense of structure and peace in a world that, at its best, feels chaotic (and at its worst feels like a dumpster fire).

She told Glamour, “It’s comforting to see a structure [that creates] a semblance of order. In the same way…when an adult is feeling a sense of inner chaos, it’s comforting, even neurologically speaking, to be able to observe something of structure. We see structure, and we feel comforted. So it’s actually a neurological response of relaxation that occurs in us in seeing the [royal family].”

So what we’re saying is…catching up on Harry and Meghan’s new puppy is basically therapy. Carry on.

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