You may mostly see the Queen giving away to charities and rocking bright coloured outfits, but, Queen Elizabeth does have some very real governmental power.
Here, have a look at what amazing powers she really has. amazing things, amazing things, amazing things
1. Open Parliament sessions
Parliament is the United Kingdom’s highest governing body. And yet, Queen Elizabeth does still have some power over this legislative group containing hundreds of individuals.
Namely, Her Majesty must officially open Parliament every May to commence the Parliamentary year. This ceremony is elaborate and steeped in tradition. The Queen must lead a procession through the Royal Gallery at the Palace of Westminster.
She has to wear the Imperial State Crown and give a formal address to both Houses of Parliament. This is the only ceremonial event where the House of Lords, the House of Commons, and Queen Elizabeth herself gather in the same space.
Parliament may have the power to make the laws, but Her Majesty must sign off on a proposed bill before it officially goes into effect. She must give what’s known as the ‘royal assent’.