Essay about English Grammar - Rendering
Princess Elizabeth succeeded to the throne in the age of 25 after the death of her father, King George the VI. The next year she as given the title “Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God< of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and territories, the Head of the British Commonwealth of Nations, defender of the faith”.
So what does the title of constitutional monarch contain and what is the role of the Queen within the UK and the Commonwealth?
One can seem that the Queen takes active part in the governing of the kingdom: she is an integral part of the Parliament together with the House of Lords and the House of Commons. None of the parliamentary bill becomes a law …show more content…
Politicians come and go but the hereditary monarch remains. Even death of the monarch with the law of succession in force doesn’t create a situation of political vacuum.
“The King is dead – long live the king!”
The constitution of Great Britain
British Constitution is an unwritten one. There is no act which could be proclaimed officially as the main law of the State. The unwritten constitution of Great Britain contains rules of 3 categories: 1) Statute law 2) Case law 3) Constitutional conventions
In Great Britain statute is accepted to name legislative act passed and approved in accordance with established procedure by the Houses of Parliament and signed by the head of the State. That’s why a set of rules established by statutes got the name of statute law. Naturally rules of statute law are rules not only rules of governmental law but also other branches of law – criminal law, civil law, etc. British political scientists refer to the Bill of Rights of 1689, The Act of Settlement of 1701, The Parliament Act 1911, 1949 and others to statutes with constitutional importance. British political scientists also attribute the Great Charter/ Magna carta 1214 to the constitutional documents.
The judicial precedents have become the source of law in England in the period of early feudalism: since the 13th century the system of judicial precedents has formed and got