The Monarch

The Monarch


FCE level: B1.1

Topic: British Institutions


The Queen is the head of state, head of the Commonwealth, head of Church of England and she's symbol of national unity but she has no control of the government. She officially appoints Prime Minister and his staff of "Her majesty's government"  in fact they have been chosen by the people in an election.

The queen can:

o   open and close Parliament

o   dissolve the Parliament, in case of crisis

o   gives her Royal Assent to transform a Bill into a Law 

o   concludes treaties 

o   declare war and make peace 

o   grant pardon to the people convicted of crime