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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureRoyalty · 2 months ago

Can the queen do what she wants?

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  • PAMELA
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No, she can do certain things, but she has no political power.

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  • Clo
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The Queen is a constitutional monarch, limited in what she can do by laws. She is not an absolute monarch and it is only the absolute monarch who can do anything s/he wishes.

    As long as the Queen follows the constitutional guidelines, she is free to do what she wishes in her role as sovereign. And, eventhough she may be the monarch, she is expected to follow the laws of the land as well.

    • AK Dayton
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      how would the law be brought to bear on her?  She cannot be prosecuted.

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  • Rico
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Yes and no.  

    She is the personification of the law within the Commonwealth realms and therefore acts in accordance with those laws.  However, should she break any of those laws, whether intentionally or not, she can not be prosecuted. Through her governments (on the national and sub national levels) she must comply with international laws as far as they apply to individual persons otherwise she or one of the governments she might be claiming to act on behalf of may be held accountable. 

    Physically, she can’t do many of the things she was once capable of doing 60 years ago. 

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  • 2 months ago

    not at her age........................

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  • 2 months ago

    In a word, NO!!! She is limited by Acts of Parliament.

    At a social level, there is the Royal Marriages Act which limits members of here family to marrying Anglicans ; NOT Roman Catholics ; there is a long history behind this. The Queen has to give approval to any Royal Family marriage, in case they ascend the throne. This is because as Queen she is Head of the Church of England (Anglican), so it would be a bit difficult for her to be a Roman Catholic, who head is the Pope.

    • Rico
      Lv 5
      2 months agoReport

      The RMA has been repealed

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  • The Queen has many hidden restrictions on what she does - some of them absolute and some of them self-imposed. She cannot, for example, travel wherever she wants. She cannot visit foreign nations without being invited; she cannot travel at liberty within the UK because of security concerns and protocol. The Queen cannot go shopping in the supermarket, or have a night out down the pub, or attend a restaurant on a whim. The Queen cannot express an opinion in public. The Queen cannot stand on the terraces and cheer for her favourite football team. The Queen cannot vent on social media or post the results of quizzes about what kind of potato she would be. The Queen cannot chuck a sickie in order to spend the afternoon in the back garden. The Queen cannot pretend Donald Trump doesn't exist. The Queen cannot give Manxbiter a taste of his own medicine, ... 

    You get the idea. 

    • Rico
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      2 months agoReport

      Actually, she can cheer on her favourite football team, or favourite competitor in any sport she’s been seen and videoed many times at Royal Ascot cheering on her favourite horses. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Like the President of the United States, she is effectively above the law and cannot be prosecuted for committing a crime.  However, parliament can depose her just as congress can sack a president.

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    • Rico
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      2 months agoReport

      The US President is not above the law.  Case in point is the recent attempt to impeach Trump.  

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Technically she is above the law (she can't very well prosecute herself) but if she did anything unacceptable she might well find herself deposed and then arraigned. Since the 17th Century she has been answerable to Parliament.

    Source(s): If she wanted to do star-jumps she might find she can't.
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  • susan
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    She chooses to limit herself to doing whatever her duty is.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No she cant she has to obey the law just like anyone else troll.. 

    But of course you already knew that That's why you are a troll.

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    • @Tentofield - at the risk of being pedantic, I would say she chooses to act in a way that is consistent with the law rather than that she chooses to obey the law. And in many ways, she doesn't even go that far - for example, her cars do not have number plates and there are taxes she does not pay. 

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