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What is the purpose of the royal family in England?
Members of the Royal Family support The Queen in her many State and national duties, as well as carrying out important work in the areas of public and charitable service, and helping to strengthen national unity and stability.
Why does England have a queen and not a king?
Though Elizabeth is married to Prince Philip, the law does not allow the husband to take the title of a king. The reason being Queen Elizabeth is queen regnant, having inherited the position thereby becoming a ruler in her own right.
How did the Queens Family become Royal?
When her brother-in-law abdicated in 1936, Albert became King George VI and Elizabeth became the Queen consort of the United Kingdom. Upon her husband’s death in 1952, her elder daughter Elizabeth ascended to the throne, and she became known as the Queen Mother.
What country still have kings and queens?
What countries are monarchies?
|Country||Monarch||Type of monarchy|
|Sweden||King Carl XVI Gustaf||Constitutional|
|Thailand||Prem Tinsulanonda, regent||Constitutional|
|Tonga||King Tupou VI||Constitutional|
|United Kingdom||Queen Elizabeth II 1||Constitutional 2|
Does the British monarchy have any power?
What does the Royal Family do? The British government is called Her Majesty’s government, but the Queen has almost no political power. The Queen meets with the prime minister once a week, as a reminder of her place in government, but the prime minister doesn’t seek her approval for policies.
Why is Queen’s husband not king?
The prince married Queen Elizabeth II five years before she became queen – but when she was crowned, he wasn’t given the title of king. That’s because Prince Philip, who is actually a former prince of Denmark and Greece, was never in line to the British throne. She later gave her husband the title of prince.
Who will be the next queen?
The Prince of Wales is first in line to succeed his mother, Queen Elizabeth. The Duke of Cambridge will succeed the throne after his father, Prince Charles. The eight-year-old royal–as the firstborn to Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge–is third in line to the British throne.