Modern Monarchy: State and Nation

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Abstract

This is the text of a talk delivered at City, University of London as part of their Constitutional Law Seminar Series for 2017-18. The talk considers the origins of the ‘Modern Monarchy’ which emerged in the response of the monarchy to the difficult period between the “annus horribilis” of 1992 and the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997. Ostensibly, the constitutional functions of the monarch as Head of State have, over the past twenty years, become less significant due to constitutional change, with the focus of the monarchy increasingly on its role as Head of Nation. Within the context of a constitution adapting to Brexit, this talk considers these functions of the monarchy. The talk then concludes with an analysis of the republican argument.
Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2018

Keywords

  • monarchy
  • constitutional law
  • British politics
  • royal prerogative
  • head of state
  • parliament
  • prorogation

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