Noah asked in Society & CultureRoyalty · 1 month ago

How does a constitutional monarchy differ from an absolute monarchy?

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  • Edna
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    To put it simple:  In a Constitutional Monarchy, a King or Queen can't tell you what to do, or order "Off with your head'!  In an Absolute Monarchy, a King or Queen can tell you everything to do and when to do it, and can order, "Off with your head".

  • jimmy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    An absolute monarchy means that the King or Queen makes the laws. In a constitutional monarchy the elected government make the laws. But they still have to be signed into law by the monarch.

  • Clo
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    In an absolute monarchy, the king or queen regnant is the law. The monarch is is complete control.

    In a constitutional monarchy, the monarch and elected government share duties. Not one entity is supposed to have complete control. In each constitutional monarchy in the world  their own constitutions that set out what the role of the monarch and elected government are--so the role  of royal prerogative varies in each constitutional monarchy.

  • Rico
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    In an absolute monarchy, the king or queen appoints cabinet ministers to advise on legislation, the monarch is actively involved in forming legislation.  Elections are never necessary 

    In a constitutional monarchy, the king or queen appoints ministers to parliament after an election or recommendation by the Prime Minister, but does not participate in forming legislation, but is active in the process, as royal assent is the last step in enacting any law.  Democratic elections are necessary in a constitutional monarchy.  

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Power a Constitutional Monarchy has little power   an Absolute Monarchy Runs the country

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    An absolute monarch makes all the economic and other state -related decisions for the country whereas in the constitutional monarchy,the parliament is responsible for the economic and foreign affairs policies etc and the monarch serves as a ceremonial head of state. As the parliament is (usually) voted for by the people, it is a more democratic form of government.

  • Rod
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    A constitutional monarchy can't function without govt/parliament while a absolute monarchy is the govt at the same time. 

  • 1 month ago

    the only two difference's between an absolute monarch and a dictator is legitimacy (birthright)and public support.

  • User
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Simply: in a Constitutional Monarchy, the Constitution limits the authority of the monarch.

    That is to say: the monarch is himself subject to the Constitution. The monarch is required to obey Constitutional law, including with regard to ascending to the throne and ascension of an heir.

    In an Absolute Monarchy the monarch is not subject to any Constitution. If there is a Constitution, the monarch is "above" Constitutional law, and also at least theoretically has the freedom to alter the Constitution as desired (though practically it might behoove the monarch to persuade a parliamentary body to alter the Constitution, giving such alterations the appearance of democratic process).

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