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Is King Charles permitted to express opinions on politics provided he does not actually interfere with government policies?

The premise of the question seems flawed. The King expressing an opinion (on any matter) is effectively a Royal Command; and issuing Royal Commands on matters rightly before Parliament would be (taken ...
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King's name symbolism

the symbolism of [Charles II] opposition to "democracy" is still there. In his numerous public speeches over the last half century since his investiture a Prince of Wales until his ...
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Is King Charles permitted to express opinions on politics provided he does not actually interfere with government policies?

One interesting thing about the shared monarchy, is that Charles isn't just king of the United Kingdom, but king of Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New ...
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Is King Charles permitted to express opinions on politics provided he does not actually interfere with government policies?

Living memory has not known a monarch other than Queen Elizabeth II for 70 years now (1952-2022). Before her we had a series of short-lived Kings: George VI (1936-1952), Edward VIII (1936), George V (...
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Is King Charles permitted to express opinions on politics provided he does not actually interfere with government policies?

he - as the monarch - is permitted to express opinions on these policy areas That depends on the circumstances. The traditional address at the opening of each Parliamentary season where the Monarch ...
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Is King Charles permitted to express opinions on politics provided he does not actually interfere with government policies?

As o.m. points out, questions like this tend to be much more intricate for the British political system than for many others. The constitution of the United Kingdom is not a unitary written document, ...
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Is King Charles permitted to express opinions on politics provided he does not actually interfere with government policies?

A question of written rules, unwritten rules, and bending or breaking them. The UK political system developed from a monarchy to a democracy without the clean break of a final overthrow of the ...
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