5 Amazing Things Whose Power Lies With Queen Elizabeth Only.

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3. Pardon criminals

If at all she sees fit, Queen Elizabeth can grant a royal pardon to anyone convicted of a crime. This is one of those power, that she doesn’t use much nowadays.

The original purpose of royal pardon was to provide an exemption from the now abolished death penalty. The practice of royal pardon is less common today. But, the Queen did use it to grant a pardon to World War II code-breaker, Alan Turing in 2013.

4. Command the Armed Forces

The Queen is Commander-in-Chief of the United Kingdom’s entire military force. All British soldiers must swear an oath to her before officially joining the armed forces.

With the power to command the army, comes the power to delegate that duty. Queen Elizabeth can actually assign the position of Commander-in-Chief to another government official as well. 

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