But that's not all, having been a major slave-trading nation in the past the Westminster government under Tony Blair apologised (in 2007) for the obscene mistake of promoting transatlantic slavery which was pursued by the monarchy
and British governments in the 1600 and 1700s.
And elsewhere, hereditary monarchy
continues to play its symbolic part; but usually by clear invitation of the people, as part of a broadly republican constitution.
They are found saying the former king for not dreaming about restoration of the institution of monarchy
Vincent and the Grenadines is the only country in the Caribbean where the matter has been put to the people in respect of doing away with the monarchy
and having a homegrown ceremonial president...
'I have advised my children and grandchildren to protect the King and the monarchy
The Armed Forces are not commanded by the monarchy
(no matter what title or rank members of the family hold nor the number of badges medals and decorations they may wear).
So what does this mean for the monarchy
? Not much, as it turns out.
A modern democratic republic would have little in common with either Cromwell's Protectorate, the monarchy
that he overthrew, or with the restored monarchy
, as none of these entities were elected by the entire adult population.
As I watched them, I realised that nowhere else in the world could Monarchy
and people meet as they did and it made me proud to be British.
The author is a professor of history at Columbia and an author of a previous massive study of mythical and ceremonial aspects of the Russian monarchy
. Here, in a series of articles, he addresses the Russian monarchy
's political culture, and the ways in which the combination of monarchism and specifically Russian cultural aspects has influenced the growth of Russian law, and the concept of nation and its transformation to imperial ideology.
According to the poll done by Belgrade-based SAS Intelligence agency, 39.9 percent of citizens are in favor of monarchy
while 27.4 percent do not have an opinion on the issue.The agency presented the results of the first poll on the renewal of monarchy
and reputation of Prince Aleksandar KaraAorAeviA in Belgrade's Media Center on Thursday.