An oath to the King is not an oath to the person who wears the crown. It is an oath to an institution that symbolizes our system of government, a democratic constitutional monarchy.
Despite their pretensions to support reforms, it is clear that successive governments are not interested in the reform.
Queen Elizabeth harnessed goodwill from Canadians mostly as an individual, rather than as the hereditary head of an institution. But her death will lead to debate about the relevance of the monarchy.
Lesotho has done a good job of curbing the powers of its monarch and making its electoral system inclusive.
The agreement is not an admission of guilt or a finding of innocence, but the outcome of this case still has implications for the royal family.
The deteriorating situation prompted regional leaders to intervene in a bid to restore peace and stability.
A new book argues no-one writing an Australian constitution today would argue for creating a head of state on the other side of the world who is hand-picked by the head of government.
The appointment of judges has hitherto been an obscure and oftentimes clandestine affair. This has produced incompetent judges and led to claims that the judiciary is beholden to the executive.
For the first time in Canadian history, the Governor General has resigned. Now is the perfect time to imagine a different kind of head of state for the country.
Power is visibly draining away from Tom Thabane. But, even at 80 years old, he remains a wily operator, and seems determined to cause maximum trouble to secure his immunity from prosecution.
The doctrine of equality is ingrained both in theory and in the express provisions of Lesotho’s constitution.
Charles has been a “rebellious” prince, but that won’t translate when he’s king.
Many of the questions that would arise if Australia wants to become a republic have been successfully tackled elsewhere.
King Rama X is transforming the nominal powers granted by the constitution into real powers to be exercised at his own discretion, restoring a hybrid form of monarchical rule in the Land of Smiles.