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Being a monarch toolkit

Assorted regalia from the Crown Jewels


Monarchy is the oldest form of government in the United Kingdom.

In a monarchy, a king or queen is Head of State. The British Monarchy is known as a constitutional monarchy. This means that, while the Sovereign is Head of State, the ability to make and pass legislation resides with an elected Parliament.

Although the Sovereign no longer has a political or executive role, he or she continues to play an important part in the life of the nation.

Explore our monarchy toolkit of resources and fun activities to create your own cyphers, crowns and coats of arms to display what sort of queen or king that you would be.