Monarchist


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Monarchist

A person who favors a government headed by a hereditary figure such as a king or queen. Monarchists may believe that a monarchy is preferable to a system in which politicians promote their own interests, instead of those of the state. Others may be culturally or just sentimentally attached to the days when monarchies were more common.
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On the other hand, Robertson's exclusive concentration on the royalist and monarchist nobility is unfortunate.
The Club of Bulgarian Monarchists and the National Youth Club "Vrana" (named after one of the Bulgarian royal residences) laid flowers at the Tsar Boris III's monument at the Borisova Garden, the downtown Sofia park named after him.
The fact that the head of the state only visits the country every two or three years appears to have disappointed these monarchists, with reports saying that they now want the Prince, who is third in line to the throne, to set up home in the capital, Ottawa, to give the Royal family a permanent presence and to silence those who believe the country should have an elected head of state.
Sensing inevitable defeat given the prevailing public mood, the monarchist parties suddenly rejected the idea of having a referendum at this time, complaining that it had been scheduled too soon for the exiled king to organize an effective nationwide campaign in his favor.
The second group consists of Iranian monarchists, who are a spent force, a relic of a dark past.
We cannot trace Clarke's emergence as a Fifth Monarchist with any exactitude, but in 1649 Roger Williams commented skeptically upon his friend's belief in a "rising Kingdome of Christ" in the near earthly future.
I AM not a sycophantic monarchist. I think all too often any discussion of the monarchy gets bound up in personalities.
THE QUEEN'S STORY: Whether you're a devoted monarchist or even a part time anarchist, I'm sure most of us are secretly doffing our caps and thanking Ma'am for the extra Bank Holiday break.
Anyone might have adapted the 1801 memoirs of British aristocrat Grace Dalrymple Elliott, with their account of her troubled friendship with her former lover the duke of Orleans--she a fervent monarchist, he a radicalized aristocrat--and the dangers she experienced during the Revolution; the story, with its succession of escapes and deceptions, trials and imprisonments, does not lack intrinsic excitement.
Liberal PM John Howard is a staunch monarchist, but polls say Mr Beazley will win the next election in a year's time.
Another monarchist reminds us that, if not for a desire to remain loyal to the British Crown in 1776, Canada would never have existed.
The Monarchist case is that a President (however chosen) would feel free to overlook or override tradition, since nothing would bind him or her, the long shadow of the Queen no longer being cast over the President's office.