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Queen of Australia

The Australian Constitutional Monarchy shares principles with other Christian Constitutional Monarchies around the world.

The Monarch, a Queen or King, is crowned in a Christian Church service. The Monarchy is a limited Constitutional Monarchy, whose prime function is to give legitimacy to the authority of the Monarch's Australian representatives. The limitations are defined by the Australian Constitution, and the historical precedents that accompany the office of the Crown.

Queen Elizabeth II is the current reigning Monarch. Separate to her role as Queen of Great Britain, she is also Queen of Australia. She was crowned in 1953, and the year, 2003, marked the Celebration of the Coronation Jubilee.

At her Coronation, Queen Elizabeth made a solemn oath before God, to dedicate her life, whether long or short, to the service of her people. Without any cost to the Australian people, she has fulfilled that oath for over 50 years.

The reserve powers of the Monarch are not defined, are rarely exercised, but are sufficient to guarantee that abusers of political power can be constrained by an office that is above politics, and that exists for the sole purpose of advancing the general common well-being of all the people.

Politicians represent the wishes of the majority. The Monarch serves sacrificially for the welfare of all.

Articles on Australia's Queen

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