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Royal Family News: The Royal Family’s Real Power, How Exactly Is King Charles In Charge?

British royal family news reveals that it’s good to be king. Everybody knows that. But what exactly does King Charles and his family do, what kind of power do they wield? Hint: the days of demanding ‘off with their heads’ are long gone.

But it’s clear that Charles and his fam have great wealth and influence. Still, the real deal may not be what you imagine it to be for the monarchy. Keep reading to discover what it is they are able to do in the real world, besides give themselves fancy pants titles.

Royal Family News – What Kind Of Power Does Monarchy Have?

For one thing, the monarchy is aces at putting on a show full of pomp and circumstance. King Charles’ coronation occurs May 8 and it promises to be full of excess pageantry as well as bizarre customs.

Royal Family News: The Royal Family’s Real Power, How Exactly Is King Charles In Charge?

Royal Family News: The Royal Family's Real Power, How Exactly Is King Charles In Charge?

But truth be told, Charles is a politically neutral head of the government, more a symbolic relic than anything else since he has no governing power. According to Cosmopolitan, England is a constitutional monarchy, “where King Charles is Head of State, and the government is known as His Majesty’s Government. As such, Charles (and Queen Elizabeth II before him) spends a lot of his time signing documents and meeting with the Prime Minister.”

Royal Family News – Does the Royal Family Have Power?

Let’s take a look at how the royal website describes the sitch: “While The Sovereign is Head of State, the ability to make and pass legislation resides with an elected Parliament. Although The 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 Monarch undertakes constitutional and representational duties which have developed over one thousand years of history. In addition to these State duties, The Monarch has a less formal role as ‘Head of Nation’. The Sovereign acts as a focus for national identity, unity and pride; gives a sense of stability and continuity; officially recognizes success and excellence; and supports the ideal of voluntary service.”

As Head of State the regent opens Parliament every year and has weekly private meetings with the Prime Minister. King Charles is Head of State in multiple countries but the duties are ceremonial such as inspecting troops.

Royal Family News: How Is Charles In Charge?

Perhaps their saving grace is the fact that the monarchy contributes to the UK’s economy. It’s estimated that all things royal contribute almost $3 billion into the U.K. economy annually. That’s according to Forbes. There you have it, the real reason for the monarchy’s existence is not so Harry and Meghan have something to flog, it’s the dollars they bring to the table!

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