She is basically just a figurehead. Her very limited powers are mainly ceremonial (Like opening parliament etc.)
Total rule by a king would be an absolute monarchy. In an absolute monarchy, the king or queen has all political power.
The Glorious Revolution proved to the Catholic Church that it would not establish a monarchy in England. It also showed the monarchy in England that their power was not absolute.
An autocracy is a government in which one person has uncontrolled or unlimited authority over others; the government or power of an absolute monarch.
The head of state of the Commonwealth countries is the Queen/King of England. Currently this is Queen Elizabeth II. Her power is mostly ceremonial, as these countries have their own governments and law making powers. These countries do have representatives for the Queen to officially sign those laws into effect.
The king, queen, emperor or empress. In a Absolute Monarchy, the monarch may appoint the head of government(Prime Minister) but it is mostly a figurehead or ceremonial position.
executive and lesgislative branch.In an absolute monarchy the king would have all the powers of the government and whatever he says goes. Many countries these days do not have absolute monarchiesbecause of all the power it grants to one man. In England the Queen is more of a figurehead than anything because parliament holds the power while the queen may say that she approves or disapproves.NovaNet: executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
Gordon Brown because he is Prime Minister. The Queen has no real power and is just a figurehead.
She is a figurehead. Which means she is very wealthy, but only holds power over servants and such. No government functions.
She is the Queen of England.
England, or any other country in the commonwealth, doesn't have a president. They have a Constitutional Monarchy, which means they have a Monarch and a Prime Minister. Also, the Monarch doesn't have absolute power, and is a head of state. The current Queen is Queen Elizabeth II. The current Prime Minister is Gordon Brown.
Queen Elizabeth I was an absolute Monarch. She had the final word on any government policy and was effectively head of the state. Her namesake, Queen Elizabeth II is a constitutional monarch, and does not wield political power. The power of Great Britain rests in the hands of Parliament and is administered through the prime minister.
A figurehead role refers to the activities of a person who is the head of an organisation but does not have actual power within the organisation. An example of a figurehead is Queen Elizabeth II, - she is the head of state of the United Kingdom - she opens Parliament, and meets foreign dignitaries but plays no part in the government of the UK.
A government run by a king or queen would be an absolute monarchy. Although, some nations, such as the United Kingdom, have a constitutional monarchy, where the queen does not have absolute power.