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.