Female equivalent of the King. The current Queen rules over The Commonwealth Realms (Australia
, New Zealand
, United Kingdom
, about half of the Caribbean, the Solomon islands
) With varying Levels of powers in each country. Many people do not appreciate the effort that the Queen puts into her duties, and indeed would only realise how important she is to the realms if she were to disappear.
The powers of the monarch have steadily been removed to serve the purposes of her governments, for example did you know that Tony Blair
had to change the laws surrounding royal authority for Britain to declare war, because the Queen said no to invading Iraq Iraq war
Fun fact: The armed services of the UK swear loyalty to the crown, not the government, this has been kept in place by the monarchy to prevent extremist governments (British National Party
or Google 'Nazis in Britain') allowing the Queen to get rid of crazy politicians with her army.
“I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else - I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.” - The Queen