Highlights of Last Week

The Royal Family plays a largely symbolic role and most of their duties involve putting on social functions and entertaining esteemed guests. Also they are major tourist attraction. And they do hold some political power. For instance, the Queen must give royal assent to a bill before it passes and becomes the law. In that sense, the monarch has the power to veto proposed legislation similar to the President of the United States. Britain has its own Prime Minister, however, who holds a position that much more closely approximates the role the US President