Re: The Queen’s Canadian Style and TitlesJun 22nd, 2010
What that means is that monarchy in Britain is a national tradition (and not a political office), the duties are largely ceremonial. The main function of the Queen is to act as a goodwill ambassador for her country, greeting foreign dignitaries, hosting functions, parties, honouring the artists, inventors, philanthropists etc. in Britain (by bestowing honours on them) and so on. Whatever political duties she may have (dissolve the Parliament, invite the leader of the biggest party to form the government etc.), they form only a small part of her overall duties.