In 2016 we published a report on the changing powers and functions of the monarchy which took place during the Queen’s reign. This saw a significant reduction in her personal prerogative powers; but with no reduction in the monarch’s ceremonial functions.
This set the scene for two new projects. The first is on the next accession and coronation, looking in particular at the accession and coronation oaths. The second is a comparative study of the other monarchies of western Europe, their changing role and functions, and the challenges they all face. Some of the challenges were outlined in a book chapter on the Reign of Charles III.
- The Queen at 90 The Changing Role of the Monarchy, and Future Challenges, Robert Hazell and R.M. Morris (June 2016)
- The Role of Monarchy in Modern Democracy: European Monarchies Compared.