In this day and age, there aren’t many monarchies around anymore. Many see it as an outdated hangover from the past. Others (like us) understand that sentiment, but also appreciate the sheer fact that these kinds of historical constructs can even exist to this day. Some monarchies end up being A. totalitarian nightmares. Or B. others that realise that there is a long story to tell and that there are many who still want to hear it.
This post is about Type B – in this case the United Kingdom’s monarchy, certainly one of the most visible monarchies in the world. As most of you will know, England’s Queen Elizabeth passed away on September 8, 2022, after being head of state for was Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms from 6 February 1952 until her death. She was queen regnant of 32 sovereign states during her lifetime and was head of state of 15 realms at the time of her passing.
For those not in the know, a monarchy is is a form of government in which a person, the monarch, is head of state for life or until abdication. The political legitimacy and authority of the monarch may vary from restricted and largely symbolic, to fully autocratic, and can span across executive, legislative, and judicial domains. As one monarch passes, another steps forward. The Coronation of England’s King Charles III takes place on the 6th of May. It’s an affair that beckons leaders from all around the world, and has much of the planet mesmerised. And, if you’re quick, you can actually be there to witness this rare event. Our affiliate friends, Tiquets, have a bevy of things for you to do in London. See below to look and book. Be a part of history!
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