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What strings does the UK Royal family pull

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posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 06:03 AM
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Please enlighten me somone.

I know that she governs law, I also know they get to live of the wealth of others. What other strings are they pulling?




posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 06:08 AM
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What strings does the UK Royal family pull


None, parliment has all of the power

www.royal.gov.uk...
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[edit on 11-1-2009 by alyosha1981]



posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 06:12 AM
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they do have say over law (i think)

IF they have no power why are they there,



posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 06:14 AM
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Monarchy is the oldest form of government in the United Kingdom. In a monarchy a king or queen is Head of State. The British monarchy is known as a constitutional monarchy. This means that, while The Queen is Head of State, the ability to make and pass legislation resides with an elected Parliament. Although the British Sovereign no longer has a political or executive role, he or she continues to play an important part in the life of the nation.

As Head of State, The Queen undertakes constitutional and representational duties which have developed over one thousand years of history. In addition to these State duties, The Queen has a less formal role as 'Head of Nation'. She acts as a focus for national identity, unity and pride; gives a sense of stability and continuity; officially recognises success and excellence; and supports the ideal of public and voluntary service.

In all these roles The Queen is supported by members of her immediate family.



www.royal.gov.uk...



posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 06:15 AM
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Ceremonial head of state.

The Monarch has ceremonial powers, but the most significant are to be handed down to Parliament in order to separate the power of the executive from the legislative.



posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 07:37 AM
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her power is all behind the scenes now, don't forget she is very rich and well connected of course she still how power.

She costs the country a lot of money too, we need to get rid of her soon -let her try life where you have to work for everything you get. Her children and grandchildren are awful people, small minded racist snobs the lot of them- we need to depose the monarcy.



posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 09:36 AM
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The Royal family is not nearly the wealthiest of the old British families.



posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 09:44 AM
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well in my country canada they act as a stopgap with the governor general who reports to the queen



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 12:31 AM
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of course they have power

The Queen has a weekly meeting with the prime minister once a week and with all her years on the throne she probably knows more about world politics than he does.

If you were the prime minister and the Queen voiced her utmost dismay or approval of something you would listen and react to it

Her Majesty's Army

If she has been actively against Iraq do you think it would not have made a difference?

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posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 12:41 AM
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I rather get the impression, and have for many years now, that the Queen has little or no say or power to influence. She is permitted to exist purely for ceremonial functions and to give the illusion of power but holds none.

She is there to rubberstamp and legitimise government legislation, if she knows what's good for her and if she doesn't? Well, they'll deal with that one way or another.

It's the old boy network of senior civil servants and their politically connected corporate and banking buddies that hold all the power....and nobody ever voted them into power!




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