Her Majesty The Queen’s Job
The Nuts and Bolts of Leadership.
“I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together”.
Queen Elizabeth II
People often ask: What exactly does Her Majesty do? Some of them say: “She is merely a steward, she is a waste of money and tax payers have to pay for her upkeep”. Truth be told, these people do not understand the Sovereign Support Grant, The Crown Estate, or the workings of, not “their” Government, but “Her Majesty’s Government”. Her Majesty’s job is one that few understand or would want to have. Her duties are not for a set term when she can retire with a pension, but a job that carries stress and burdens for a lifetime, until her last breath is taken. “A mere figurehead”…. if you think that it all she is, you are greatly mistaken. Her Majesty, The Queen, is Head of State of the United Kingdom, and of 15 other Realms, as well as leader of the Commonwealth of Nations, which comprises a further 53 independent nations. As a Constitutional Monarch, Her Majesty fulfils important ceremonial and formal roles with respect to Her Government. She is also Fount of Justice, Head of the Armed Forces and has important relationships
with the established Churches of England (she is “Defender of the Faith”) and Scotland. Her job does not just ….