Importance Of British Monarchy

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The British Monarchy Introduction For over thousands of years, Great Britain has been a constitutional monarchy, which is also commonly referred to as the British Monarchy. Great Britain is one of the only countries to have preserved their monarchy for over many centuries. However, there is a big discussion going on throughout Great Britain whether or not the British Monarchy should be abolished. Some say the Monarchy is outdated and adds no real value to Britain except for higher taxes, while others say that the Monarchy is deeply rooted and brings a lot of money through tourism. This essay will explain the different arguments and discuss whether or not Britain should remain a Monarchy. The current British Monarchy Great Britain is a constitutional monarchy, which is a form of government…show more content…
Ever since 1707, there is one Monarch governing Great Britain as a whole, instead of a different Monarch for each separate country of Britain. The current Monarch is Queen Elizabeth, officially referred to as Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith. After her dad, King George VI, died in 1952, Elizabeth was officially crowned Queen on June 2, 1953. She is now the longest-reigning Monarch in the British history. She is married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with whom she has four children. Prince Charles of Wales, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew Duke of York and Prince Edward Earl of Wessex, with Prince Charles being the next heir to the throne after Queen Elizabeth resigns. (Royal family history, 2015) There are many arguments favouring the abolishment of the British monarchy. The first argument probably being the argument people use most often. One of these criticisms is that the monarchy is extremely

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