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britishnobility Queen and voting

The Queen and her family never vote or stand for election to any position, political or otherwise.

This is because The Queen's role is to provide continuity and the focus for national unity, and the Royal Family's public role is based on identifying with every section of society, including minorities and special interest groups.

Although the law relating to elections does not specifically prohibit the Sovereign from voting in a general election or local election, it is considered unconstitutional for the Sovereign and his or her heir to do so.

As Head of State, The Queen must remain politically neutral, since her Government will be formed from whichever party can command a majority in the House of Commons.

The Queen herself is part of the legislature and technically she cannot therefore vote for members of another part of the legislature.
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  •   carolmacdonald1923 Queen Elizabeth the second I sit I sit here in my chair looking at you and I think of all the responsibilities you have as a woman man you're doing a fabulous job and what you have a great day everyone should be very proud of you 13h

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sebastiangsu "Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are" -Niccolò #Machiavelli #1913Society #HeadOfState 1d

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Juno VeNuS
surfboardinonu But he gotta eat the booty like groceries
But he gotta get rid of these hoes from me
I might have that nigga selling his soul for me
#EnvyMG #HeadOfState #mafiagang #booty #teambottom
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britishnobility The Queen and Government

As Head of State The Queen has to remain strictly neutral with respect to political matters, unable to vote or stand for election.

But The Queen does have important ceremonial and formal roles in relation to the Government of the UK.

The formal phrase 'Queen in Parliament' is used to describe the British legislature, which consists of the Sovereign, the House of Lords and the House of Commons. The Queen's duties include opening each new session of Parliament, granting Royal Assent to legislation, and approving Orders and Proclamations through the Privy Council.

The Queen also has a special relationship with the Prime Minister, retaining the right to appoint and also meeting with him or her on a regular basis.

In addition to playing a specific role in the UK Parliament based in London, The Queen has formal roles with relation to the devolved assemblies of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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ciromountain51 Tipsy and jammin at 2 in the afternoon. Ain't nothin eva been better then that! #chrisrock #headofstate #winning 4d

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britishmonarchy Queen Elizabeth II at the amalgamation parade of The Queen's Royal Lancers and 9th/12th lancers (Prince of Wales's) at Richmond Castle on May 2, 2015 in Richmond, England. .
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The Queen took the Royal Salute in the historic castle grounds before inspecting and addressing the parade of the newly formed The Royal Lancers before the Regiment marched past the saluting dias.
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#HerMajesty #TheQueen #Queen #ElizabethII #QueenElizabethII #HouseofWindsor #Royalty #Royal #RoyalFamily #HeadofState #Sovereign #Monarch #Monarchy #BritishMonarchy #Britain #TheBritishMonarchy #GodSaveTheQueen #BritishArmy #RoyalLancers
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britishmonarchy Queen Elizabeth II at the amalgamation parade of The Queen's Royal Lancers and 9th/12th lancers (Prince of Wales's) at Richmond Castle on May 2, 2015 in Richmond, England. .
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The Queen took the Royal Salute in the historic castle grounds before inspecting and addressing the parade of the newly formed The Royal Lancers before the Regiment marched past the saluting dias.
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#HerMajesty #TheQueen #Queen #ElizabethII #QueenElizabethII #HouseofWindsor #Royalty #Royal #RoyalFamily #HeadofState #Sovereign #Monarch #Monarchy #BritishMonarchy #Britain #TheBritishMonarchy #GodSaveTheQueen #BritishArmy #RoyalLancers
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britishmonarchy Queen Elizabeth II alongside her son Prince Andrew, Duke of York at the amalgamation parade of The Queen's Royal Lancers and 9th/12th lancers (Prince of Wales's) at Richmond Castle on May 2, 2015 in Richmond, England. .
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The Queen took the Royal Salute in the historic castle grounds before inspecting and addressing the parade of the newly formed The Royal Lancers before the Regiment marched past the saluting dias.
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#HerMajesty #TheQueen #Queen #ElizabethII #QueenElizabethII #HouseofWindsor #Royalty #Royal #RoyalFamily #HeadofState #Sovereign #Monarch #Monarchy #BritishMonarchy #Britain #TheBritishMonarchy #GodSaveTheQueen #BritishArmy #RoyalLancers #PrinceAndrewDukeofYork #PrinceAndrew #DukeofYork
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britishmonarchy Queen Elizabeth II at the amalgamation parade of The Queen's Royal Lancers and 9th/12th lancers (Prince of Wales's) at Richmond Castle on May 2, 2015 in Richmond, England. .
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The Queen took the Royal Salute in the historic castle grounds before inspecting and addressing the parade of the newly formed The Royal Lancers before the Regiment marched past the saluting dias.
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#HerMajesty #TheQueen #Queen #ElizabethII #QueenElizabethII #HouseofWindsor #Royalty #Royal #RoyalFamily #HeadofState #Sovereign #Monarch #Monarchy #BritishMonarchy #Britain #TheBritishMonarchy #GodSaveTheQueen #BritishArmy #RoyalLancers
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britishmonarchy Queen Elizabeth II at the amalgamation parade of The Queen's Royal Lancers and 9th/12th lancers (Prince of Wales's) at Richmond Castle on May 2, 2015 in Richmond, England. .
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The Queen took the Royal Salute in the historic castle grounds before inspecting and addressing the parade of the newly formed The Royal Lancers before the Regiment marched past the saluting dias.
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#HerMajesty #TheQueen #Queen #ElizabethII #QueenElizabethII #HouseofWindsor #Royalty #Royal #RoyalFamily #HeadofState #Sovereign #Monarch #Monarchy #BritishMonarchy #Britain #TheBritishMonarchy #GodSaveTheQueen #BritishArmy #RoyalLancers
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britishmonarchy Queen Elizabeth II alongside her son Prince Andrew, Duke of York at the amalgamation parade of The Queen's Royal Lancers and 9th/12th lancers (Prince of Wales's) at Richmond Castle on May 2, 2015 in Richmond, England. .
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The Queen took the Royal Salute in the historic castle grounds before inspecting and addressing the parade of the newly formed The Royal Lancers before the Regiment marched past the saluting dias.
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#HerMajesty #TheQueen #Queen #ElizabethII #QueenElizabethII #HouseofWindsor #Royalty #Royal #RoyalFamily #HeadofState #Sovereign #Monarch #Monarchy #BritishMonarchy #Britain #TheBritishMonarchy #GodSaveTheQueen #BritishArmy #RoyalLancers #PrinceAndrewDukeofYork #PrinceAndrew #DukeofYork
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britishmonarchy Queen Elizabeth II at the amalgamation parade of The Queen's Royal Lancers and 9th/12th lancers (Prince of Wales's) at Richmond Castle on May 2, 2015 in Richmond, England. .
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The Queen took the Royal Salute in the historic castle grounds before inspecting and addressing the parade of the newly formed The Royal Lancers before the Regiment marched past the saluting dias.
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#HerMajesty #TheQueen #Queen #ElizabethII #QueenElizabethII #HouseofWindsor #Royalty #Royal #RoyalFamily #HeadofState #Sovereign #Monarch #Monarchy #BritishMonarchy #Britain #TheBritishMonarchy #GodSaveTheQueen #BritishArmy #RoyalLancers
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britishmonarchy Queen Elizabeth II at the amalgamation parade of The Queen's Royal Lancers and 9th/12th lancers (Prince of Wales's) at Richmond Castle on May 2, 2015 in Richmond, England. .
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The Queen took the Royal Salute in the historic castle grounds before inspecting and addressing the parade of the newly formed The Royal Lancers before the Regiment marched past the saluting dias.
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#HerMajesty #TheQueen #Queen #ElizabethII #QueenElizabethII #HouseofWindsor #Royalty #Royal #RoyalFamily #HeadofState #Sovereign #Monarch #Monarchy #BritishMonarchy #Britain #TheBritishMonarchy #GodSaveTheQueen #BritishArmy #RoyalLancers
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britishmonarchy Queen Elizabeth II at the amalgamation parade of The Queen's Royal Lancers and 9th/12th lancers (Prince of Wales's) at Richmond Castle on May 2, 2015 in Richmond, England. .
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The Queen took the Royal Salute in the historic castle grounds before inspecting and addressing the parade of the newly formed The Royal Lancers before the Regiment marched past the saluting dias.
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#HerMajesty #TheQueen #Queen #ElizabethII #QueenElizabethII #HouseofWindsor #Royalty #Royal #RoyalFamily #HeadofState #Sovereign #Monarch #Monarchy #BritishMonarchy #Britain #TheBritishMonarchy #GodSaveTheQueen #BritishArmy #RoyalLancers
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britishmonarchy Queen Elizabeth II at the amalgamation parade of The Queen's Royal Lancers and 9th/12th lancers (Prince of Wales's) at Richmond Castle on May 2, 2015 in Richmond, England. .
.
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The Queen took the Royal Salute in the historic castle grounds before inspecting and addressing the parade of the newly formed The Royal Lancers before the Regiment marched past the saluting dias.
.
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.
#HerMajesty #TheQueen #Queen #ElizabethII #QueenElizabethII #HouseofWindsor #Royalty #Royal #RoyalFamily #HeadofState #Sovereign #Monarch #Monarchy #BritishMonarchy #Britain #TheBritishMonarchy #GodSaveTheQueen #BritishArmy #RoyalLancers
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