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What options (short of abdication) might a Queen or King of England have to avoid giving royal assent, formally turning a bill into law?

Nowadays Royal Assent (Wikipedia) is widely considered to be a formality and in normal circumstances (e.g. no public emergency) its outright refusal would provoke many people to wonder why the monarch ...
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What options (short of abdication) might a Queen or King of England have to avoid giving royal assent, formally turning a bill into law?

I am not sure about how it would apply to the UK, but a few decades ago Baoudouin of Belgium did not want to approve an abortion bill. The loophole he used was getting himself to be declared "...
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What options (short of abdication) might a Queen or King of England have to avoid giving royal assent, formally turning a bill into law?

There is a lesser known procedure known as Queen's (now probably King's consent) that can be used by the monarch to vet laws before they are approved by parliament. Apparently the procedure applies ...
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Why is support for the monarchy so high in Romania?

Note: This answer tries to shed some light on the possible reasons to explain this phenomenon and is mostly based on the personal experience of living for several decades in Romania. Idealization of ...
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