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Monarchy

A system of government headed by a hereditary figure such as a king or queen. There are two basic types of monarchies. In an absolute monarchy, the monarch theoretically has complete control as an autocrat, though in practice other officials have varying degrees of control as well. In a constitutional monarchy, the monarch shares power with an elected chamber or other elected leaders and, in extreme cases, has little actual power.
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Modernisation is quite a strong word to use with the monarchy because it's something that's been around for many hundreds of years,' he said.
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Louis XV, perhaps, understood that his family's misrule and scandalous behaviour had placed the French monarchy in danger.
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The vast amounts of text that appear on the current British Monarchy website are to be replaced by more colourful images, video footage and quotes, while the site itself has been given the new name The Home Of The Royal Family.
If the monarchy is as popular as monarchists claim then they can have no worries about the outcome.