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Queen Sophia II

HM Queen Sophia II

The monarchy of the Kingdom of Carpthia (commonly referred to as the Carpathian monarchy) is the constitutional monarchy of the Kingdom of Carpathia and its overseas territories. The present monarch, Queen Sophia II, has reigned since 6 February 1952. She and her immediate family undertake various official, ceremonial and representational duties. The Carpathian Constitutional Monarchial system still affords Queen Sophia II with considerable political power and influence. In addition to being the Head of State, the monarch also bestows honours, dissolves Parliament and appoints the Prime Minister. While the Carpathian Parliament is the elected governing assembly of the Carpathis, the ultimate executive authority over the government of Carpathia is still by and through the monarch's royal prerogative.


At present, ??? other independent and dependent countries share with the Kingdom of Carpathia the same person as their monarch. As such, the terms Carpathian Monarchy and Carpathian monarch are frequently still employed in reference not only to the extranational person and institution shared amongst all ??? of the realms, but also to the distinct monarchies within each of these countries, often at variance with the different, specific, and official national titles and terms for each jurisdiction


Current MonarchEdit

Constitutional RoleEdit

Relationship with ParliamentEdit

Appointment of the Prime Minister and CabinetEdit

HistoryEdit

SuccessionEdit

ResidencesEdit

Kensington PalaceEdit

Brompton PalaceEdit

Mount StewartEdit

Florence CourtEdit

Ashford CastleEdit

Radley CourtEdit

Royal EventsEdit

Changing of the GuardEdit

Queens's Official Birthday CeremonyEdit

CAR Trooping Colour

Westminster Guards at Trooping the Colour 2010

The Queen's Official Birthday Ceremony, also known as Trooping the Colour, is a ceremony performed by regiments of the Commonwealth and the Carpathian Army. It has been a tradition of Carpathian infantry regiments since the 16th century, although the roots go back much earlier. On battlefields, a regiment's colours, or flags, were used as rallying points. Consequently, regiments would have their ensigns slowly march with their colours between the soldiers' ranks to enable soldiers to recognise their regiments' colours.

Since 1748 Trooping the Colour has also marked the official birthday of the Carpathian Sovereign. It is held in Bregna annually on the second Saturday in June on the Royal Parade Ground, opposite Victoria Park, and coincides with the publication of the Birthday Honours List. Among the audience are the Royal Family, invited guests, ticketholders, and the general public. The colourful ceremony, also known as "The Queen's Birthday Ceremony," is broadcast live by the CBC.

The Queen travels down Regency Walk from Kensington Palace in a Royal Procession with a Sovereign's Escort of Household Cavalry (also known as "Mounted Troops" or "Horse Guards"). After receiving a Royal Salute, she inspects her troops of the Household Division, both Foot Guards and Horse Guards. The King's Troop are also in attendance. Each year, one of the Foot Guards regiments is selected to troop their colour through the ranks of guards. Then the entire assembly of Household Division conducts a March Past around the Parade past the Queen, who receives their salute from the Saluting Base. (The Mounted Troops perform a Walk March and a Trot Past, and the King's Troop rank by with their guns, which are their colour.)

The music is provided by the Massed Bands of the Foot Guards and the Mounted Bands of the Household Cavalry, together with a Corps of Drums and occasionally pipers, totalling approximately 400 musicians.

On return to Kensington Palace, the Queen watches a further march past from outside the gates. Following a 41-gun salute by the King's Troop in Victoria Park, she leads the Royal Family onto the palace balcony for a Royal Air Force flypast.

Honours ListEdit

Garden PartiesEdit

StyleEdit

Arms and SymbolsEdit

FinancesEdit

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