constitutional monarchy


: a system of government in which a country is ruled by a king and queen whose power is limited by a constitution

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Recent Examples on the Web Holness is the youngest prime minister of Jamaica to date and vowed to transform Jamaica from a constitutional monarchy into a republic during his election campaign. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 24 Jan. 2024 While the royal family's duties are largely ceremonial in the constitutional monarchy, King Frederik X and Queen Mary have been praised for their efforts to modernize the monarchy, even sending their children to state schools. TIME, 14 Jan. 2024 Kings and queens were still anointed (but no longer crowned) until 1849 when the switch was made to a constitutional monarchy. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 14 Jan. 2024 So this weekend’s events will set a precedent for what such a transition of power might look like in the context of Denmark’s modern constitutional monarchy. Karla Adam, Washington Post, 14 Jan. 2024 Many Native Hawaiians suffer from generational trauma dating back to 1893, when the U.S. military overthrew Hawaii’s constitutional monarchy, Lanuza said. Alicia Victoria Lozano, NBC News, 5 Nov. 2023 And as if to make the case for constitutional monarchy emphatically, a visitor has just arrived here to look at his Scottish golf course, although very much not invited to the coronation. Geoffrey Wheatcroft, The New Republic, 4 May 2023 In 2014, the military, fearing that the king’s son, Vajiralongkorn, would not be a popular successor, had carried out a coup—the country’s 12th since its transition to a constitutional monarchy in 1932—and intensified its use of the lese majesty law to repress critics of the monarchy. Andrew J. Nathan, Foreign Affairs, 24 Aug. 2021 But analysts also attributed the sluggish and poorly coordinated disaster response to Morocco’s constitutional monarchy, in which decision-making is highly centralized and lower-level officials fear taking action without approval from the royal palace. Claire Parker, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Sep. 2023 See More

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