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In part this is tied to the notion of the Commonwealth of Nations. Unlike the US, nations of the Commonwealth gained independence through civil and legal procedures as the British colonial system dissolved. Those nations with long, favorable histories as part of the Empire — like Canada and Australia — largely opted to retain the Queen and the constitutional ...


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In 1900 the British Empire was single state in international law and dominions like Canada and Australia had self-government within the British Empire. They did not have separate citizenship laws or diplomatic corps. From the UK perspective, there were "British countries" (part of the Empire) and "foreign countries" (everywhere else). ...


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Not all countries are the same, and may have different reasons. The reasons given for Australia in this answer are likely to be common across other countries. To summarize: For a lot of people having a Royal family is fun, people like reading about them in magazines, and in that way they're like celebrities. Some people see the Royal family and the links ...


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