Sunday, June 20, 2010

Queen and Australia

I found this at the official website of the British Monarchy; http://www.royal.gov.uk/MonarchAndCommonwealth/Australia/Australia.aspx
The Queen and the Commonwealth

Australia is a constitutional monarchy with The Queen as Sovereign.

In the course of more than 57 years on the throne, The Queen has developed a very personal relationship with Australia through regular visits. She has travelled throughout the different states to meet people from all cultures, walks of life and regions of this enormous and fascinating country.

As a constitutional monarch, The Queen, by convention, is not involved in the day-to-day business of the Australian Government, but she continues to play important ceremonial and symbolic roles.

The Queen's relationship to Australia is unique. In all her duties, she speaks and acts as Queen of Australia, and not as Queen of the United Kingdom.

The Queen's Royal style and title in Australia is Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth.

View footage of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attending a reception at Australia House:

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