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What is the role of the royal family? A brief history of the House of Windsor

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After greater than 70 years of service to the British folks, Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday at Balmoral Citadel in Scotland, surrounded by her household. Upon her passing, Charles turned the primary king of the UK since 1937. He’s a member of the Home of Windsor, the ruling royal household that ascended to the throne over a century in the past.

In 1901, King Edward VII succeeded his mom, Queen Victoria of the Home of Hanover, as the brand new Monarch of the UK, assuring a brand new period for the Royal Household. Windsor is the sovereign monarchy for 15 states, together with the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Island, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. 

Since Edward VII’s reign, there have been 5 different monarchs within the royal home: George V, Edward VIII, George VI, Elizabeth, and Charles.

BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY ORDER OF SUCCESSION

What’s the position of the monarchy?

The federal government of the UK relies on a constitutional monarchy, with the monarch performing because the Head of State; nonetheless, all energy to make political choices rests within the elected authorities and Parliament.

The Home of Windsor has reigned because the British Royal Household for over a century, following the demise of Queen Victoria. 
(Picture by Chris Jackson)

As per the Royal Household web site, “The Monarch undertakes constitutional and representational duties which have developed over one thousand years of historical past. Along with these State duties, The Monarch has a much less formal position as ‘Head of Nation’. The Sovereign acts as a spotlight for nationwide identification, unity and pleasure; offers a way of stability and continuity; formally recognises success and excellence; and helps the perfect of voluntary service.”

The Monarch can also obtain help of their official duties from members of their quick household. Furthermore, charitable work and advising the present prime minister has been a standard responsibility of the monarchy, particularly through the reign of Elizabeth II.

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Over the previous few centuries, the political energy the monarchy has held slowly dwindled, beginning with the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215 and later the English Civil Battle. 

How does the royal household receives a commission?

The Royal Household earns their yearly revenue from the Sovereign Grant, which is funded by British taxpayers supplied by the treasury, in accordance with Insider. Yearly the monarchy is paid an equal to 25% of the Crown’s property income in alternate for surrendering all their property income to the federal government. The grant additionally helps pay for journey prices, property administration, and royal household worker payroll.

QUEEN ELIZABETH II, BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY’S NET WORTH

“The grant shall be reviewed each 5 years by the Royal Trustees (the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Keeper of the Privy Purse), and annual monetary accounts will proceed to be ready and printed by the Keeper of the Privy Purse,” in accordance with the Royal Household web site. 

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How lengthy has the royal household been in energy?

The present royal household of the Home of Windsor has been in energy for the reason that ascension of King Edward VII in 1901. Edward was initially part of the Home Saxe-Coburg and Gotha earlier than renaming it to the English Windsor throughout World Battle One. 

Nonetheless, a monarchy has existed in England and Britain for over 1,200 years with 61 monarchs. 

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