Examining the Role of European Monarchy in the Modern World
In today’s world, where monarchies are the exception rather than the norm, the question of the relevancy of royalty often comes up. And just as the governments throughout the world are diverse in their styles of governing, so are the duties of the various royal families. Some serve as a figurehead, with minimal legislative duties, such as King Carl Gustaf of Sweden, while others exercise absolute rule over their kingdoms, such as King Mswati III of Swaziland.
The topic of the role and relevancy of royalty, specifically European royalty, has been in the media lately. Earlier this month, Parade Magazine featured a story about Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. The article introduced the royal couple, and briefly discussed their roles and future in Denmark.
The British newspaper The Independent compares and contrasts the roles of the European monarchs in a recent article. It also examines the role currently being played by royals from countries that no longer have a monarchy, such as King Constantine of Greece. Arguments on both sides of the issue of the future of monarchy in Europe are discussed.
The subject of monarchy is always a hot topic, and will no doubt continue to inspire debate.Miscellaneous
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