The British Monarchy, Great Britain, Queen Elizabeth II
Firstly, Great Britain is a monarchy because a King or a Queen is at the head of the State. Yet, we must make a distinction between 2 sorts of monarchy: absolute monarchy and constitutional monarchy. We may all know that Great Britain is not an absolute monarchy since Queen Elizabeth II doesn't have absolute power. Indeed, her power is limited by law and by conventions, customs and practises, that's why we can talk about a constitutional monarchy.
Secondly, we must underline the fact that the British monarch is not only at the head of Great Britain, but also at the head of the Commonwealth. Actually there are 15 countries throughout the world such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Jamaica which recognize the British monarch as its monarch.
[...] Indeed, her power is limited by law and by conventions, customs and practises, that's why we can talk about a constitutional monarchy. Secondly, we must underline the fact that the British monarch is not only at the head of Great Britain, but also at the head of the Commonwealth. Actually there are 15 countries throughout the world such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Jamaica which recognize the British monarch as its monarch. Next, we may wonder what the role of the British monarch is. [...]
[...] Visits to meet people throughout the United Kingdom, Commonwealth and overseas are important parts of the Royal Family's role. On top of that, the British monarch expresses the concept of national unity. II] Now, I will deal with the present British monarch and her successors -First of all, Queen Elizabeth II is the present British monarch. She is the elder daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and she is at the head of Great Britain since the age of 25. [...]
[...] Then, in 2005 Prince Charles married Mrs. Camilla Parker Bowls, his former mistress, and Britons finally accepted her. She is likely to become the future ruler beside him. You may have seen a picture of their wedding on the paper. -Secondly, Prince William is Prince Charles's elder son. Thus he is second in line to the British throne, which means that he is supposed to be King after the death of both his grandmother and father. As a result, his future wedding with Catherine Middleton on April (eyprol)the 29th 2011 (twenty ninth two thousand and eleven) is really expected because they may be the future couple at the head of Great Britain and Catherine may become the mother of a future monarch. [...]
[...] We can add that today, the British Queen is 85 years old. Therefore we may wonder who could be her successor if she died. Upon the death of the Sovereign, his or her Heir immediately and automatically succeeds. But succession follows certain rules : sons inherit before daughters, and elder children inherit before younger ones of the same sex. -You may wonder who her possible successors are -First, Prince Charles, now The Prince of Wales, is Queen Elizabeth II's eldest son. [...]
[...] To conclude, we can say that the British monarch has some powers and duties and that he or she is the main representative symbol of the country. Moreover all the events which have a link with a member of the Royal family are given a lot of media coverage. As a result the Royal family is known worldwide not only thanks to major events such as the Queen Speech, but also with events published in tabloids, dealing with princely things in the armed forces and nightclubs for example. [...]
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