He opens the Riksdag the swedich parliament every year.
He chairs meetings of the Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs ,the members of which are appointed by the Riksdag to hold consultations with the government on foreign affairs.
– He holds the supreme rank in each of the service arms of the Swedish defence forces, and is the honorary commander (Colonel-in-Chief) of certain military units.
- the King receives the credentials of foreign ambassadors and signs those of Sweden’s ambassadors
The continuity of the monarchy was broken once by a republic that lasted a mere eleven years (1649-1660), the Republic of Oliver Cromwell
appearing on currency and her portrait in government buildings. “God save the Queen” (or, alternatively, “God Save the King”) is the British national anthem.
- an integral part of the Legislature also Head of the Executive, head of the Judiciary, Commander-in-chief of all the armed forces of the Crown, and the temporal Head of the Established Church of England
The British Monarchy is founded on hereditary principle. Sons of the sovereign have precedence over daughters in succeeding to the throne