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What are the functions of the Queen in Britain?

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Functions of the Queen in Britain are;

  • She is the head of state
  • She is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces
  • Gives opening speech/Opens/closes parliament
  • Invites the leaders of the winning party to form government
  • She leads the Common Wealth of nations
  • She gives assent to bills/approve bills
  • She confers honours to citizens who have excelled
  • She creates peer/appoints members of the house of lords.
  • She appoints the Arch-bishop of the church of England
  • She looks after foreign policy/enhancement of treaties with other nations.
  • She exercises prerogative of mercy and grants pardon to convicted criminals/gives amnesty to convicted persons.

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