Explain six functions of monarchy in Britain.

Explain six functions of monarchy in Britain. (12 marks)

  1. To invite and Commission the leader of the Party with majority support in the House of commons to form the government.
  2. The ceremonial and legal head of British government who summons and opens the new parliament.
  3. Opens parliament by reading a speech prepared by the government.
  4. Symbol of national unity and focus of loyalty – symbol of accepted social standards o the society government function in the name of the Monarchy.
  5. Nominates and accredits members of the House of Lords.
  6. Commander – in – chief of the armed forces.


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