There has been a Monarch in charge of England since 1103 and the United Kingdom since 1604.
- Princes Charles (1)
- Formerly married to Princess Diana
- Currently married to Duchess Camilla
- Sons Prince William (2)
- Prince George (3)
- Prince Harry (4)
- Princess Anne
- Married to Captain Mark Phillips
- Children Peter Phillips and Zara Phillips
- Prince Andrew (4)
- Formerly married to Sara Ferguson
- Children- Princess Beatrice(5) and Princess Eugenie (6)
- Prince Edward (7)
- Married to Countess Sophie Rhys-Jones
- Children Louise (9) and Viscount (8)
- Head of the Church of England
- Attends state functions such as opening the new session of Parliament and dissolving the Parliament before a general election and approving Orders and Proclamations.
- Meets with the Prime Minister on a weekly basis and gives her views on government matters but she remains politically neutral.
- Grants honours to deserving and high-achieving people to reward them for their merit, service or bravery.
- In the case of a hung parliament, the Queen would appoint the person who she thinks has the confidence of the House of Commons.
- Hosts dinners for foreign leaders and visits other countries.
The Royal family also aids in representing the monarch and attend charity events. They attend over 2,000 engagements in a year.
Did you know that the Queen cannot go into the House of Commons because she is not a commoner?
I think it’s a bit of the money that the monarch generates for the country and the fact that the English love to hold on to their tradition.
All the Best!
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