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Community made Fact Card:

Australia DOES have a Royal Family. Despite being an soverign nation, the Royal family of Australia are the King and Queen of England.
      made by palestine_yazan


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Motlias

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3 years ago #9540090        
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All correct apart from the fact we don't have a king. Its Queen Elizabeth the second and Prince Phillip, a queens husband is not a king cos a King supersedes a queen, its sexist yes but at this point its more a technicality.


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3 years ago #9592573        
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And there's the Danish princess Mary. Should count a bit as Australian royalty too, shouldn't it? :)

3 years ago #9620187        
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Well, Queen and Prince.

3 years ago #9529211        
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Well since the aussies do seem to love ABBA, there must be plenty of queens down under!:D

1 year ago #9794354        
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Oh, and by the way: There has been no king or queen of England since 1707.

HM is queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (and her other realms). "Queen of England" is not even among her titles.

2 years ago #9731920        
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BOOM. SatWhood ruined

3 years ago #9540028        
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She's Queen of ALL the Commonwealth states not just the UK, Australia and Canada.


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3 years ago #9532954        
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Now, there's an interesting twist on that. Under the Australian Constitution HM has a variety of powers, but she _can't_ use any of them. She has to appoint a governor-general to exercise them for her. And the governor-general has to take "advice" about how to exercise the powers of HM from the government, not from HM.

The monarch's only powers in Australia come from an act of Parliament, the Royal Powers Act (1953). And that got passed because she was about to visit, and the government wanted her to preside over a meeting of the Federal Executive Council while she was here, but discovered that that as far as the Constitution went she _couldn't_.

Now, HM's powers under state constitutions are not necessarily so limited. The queen of an Australian state can exercise some of her powers herself, rather than compulsorily delegating them to a state governor, but only if she is present in person.

rlb

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1 year ago #9790187        
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For now...

1 year ago #9781736        
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*Rule Britannia intensifies*

2 years ago #9763361        
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Why monaco just have prince and princess but never king and queen?


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leighx

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3 years ago #9591427        
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Such a cute idea this is

Dzubur

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3 years ago #9529789        
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Sh'es also the queen of canada and many other countries


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4 years ago #9478881        
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Or, Elizabeth, who is the queen of England is ALSO Elizabeth, queen of Australia. It is personal and not connected to the role as queen of England. Important distinction.


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Karen

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4 years ago #9472932        
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I didn't realize that lots of people doubted this :)


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