Her Majesty’s actual rights as a Queen are only three:
- The right to be consulted by the Prime Minister
- To encourage certain courses of action
- To warn against others
The first Christmas Broadcast was delivered by George V in 1932 and since then has evolved into an important part of the Christmas Day celebrations for many in Britain and around the world.
The Christmas Broadcast is an intrinsic part of Christmas Day festivities for many people across the Commonwealth. Each Broadcast carefully reflects current issues and concerns, and shares The Queen’s reflections on what Christmas means to her and to many of her listeners. Over the years, the Christmas Broadcast has acted as a chronicle of global, national and personal events which have affected The Queen and her audience.
– Official Royal residences
– Private Estates
– Unoccupied Royal residences
There are 15 Commonwealth Realms in addition to the UK:
- New Zealand
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Papua New Guinea
- St. Christopher and Nevis
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- Solomon Islands
- St. Lucia
- The Bahamas
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and Her Governments: In the United Kingdom many important governmental actions are done ‘on behalf of’ Queen Elizabeth II, or she exercises her own powers at the direction of the Prime Minister. These are generally things which remain within the Royal Prerogative.