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MONARCHY, government. That form of government in which the sovereign power is entrusted to the hands of a single magistrate. Toull. tit. prel. n. 30. The country governed by a monarch is also called a monarchy.

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Those who want to see the monarchy done for good might have to wait a very long time for it to happen.
The title Prince of Wales should be released from its captivity by the English monarchy and returned, like the stolen goods it is, to its rightful owners, the people of Wales.
There is therefore something more complex going on, in the world of modern monarchy, than the mere festival of right-wing reaction that some exasperated British republicans will detect this week.
The fact is that the absence of the institution of monarchy has not strengthened federalism and republicanism.
After meeting ( Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles this week, reporters asked Gonsalves if he would ever hold another referendum to put an end to the monarchy.
'I say it over and over again, if you want to destroy the monarchy, you will need to walk over Hun Sen's dead body."
In any case nobody has the option to vote for or against the monarchy, it merely exists because of antiquated laws and rulings originating in the first instance by the monarchy many moons ago.
And some people are pretty hostile towards the monarchy on principle, which of course they've got every right to be.
Like all Frankin Watts books it is skilfully presented with a variety of boxes to focus the reader and well used photographs and certainly dispels any idea that monarchy is an old out-dated concept.
Two years after Cromwell's death, leading lights in the Army and Parliament restored the monarchy. Needless to say, the people were not consulted, but the new king Charles II became king on Parliament's terms.
There's also the benefits of tourism to this country as a direct result of having a monarchy. As the director of a small business that has endured turbulence during the recession, I very much welcome the British monarchy flying the flag for Britain.