Saturday, February 20, 2010

Norwegian King Emasculation

The Norwegian ParliamentThree years ago today, the Norwegian Parliament unanimously passed a Constitutional Amendment to include parliamentarism in the written Constitution – the day before His Majesty's 70th birthday.

Some other interesting material on royal activism:

Wrote “Lord Beaverbrook” over at The Monarchist at the end of last month:
Her Majesty looks more and more like the King of Sweden[,] who holds no reserve powers at all, who has no theoretical ability to withhold Royal Assent, declare war or dismiss a government. In Sweden, the king is purely ceremonial and purely symbolic. How much longer will it be until Her Majesty becomes a bicycle riding monarch too?

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