• The British Royal Family has virtually no power, their role is predominantly ceremonial. Just about the only remaining power is that a law is not passed until it has received the Royal Assent - ie it has been signed by the monarch. The same is the case in Spain.
  • The British monarchy is an expensive white elephant. It has no authority, and its formal role could be handled by a clerk with a rubberstamp. By comparison, some of the monarchies in North Africa (eg. Saudi Arabia) are dictatorships.
  • You might want to read up on the royal families of Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, and a few others. Most of them - including the House of Windsor - don't seem to have any true powers to amount to anything.

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