The idea of whether to change the monarchy in the UK to a modern style of Government or not, causes endless debates. This type of Government has existed for centuries. However, this created a sense of stability and became a whole tradition. The system of Monarchy has existed in Britain since 1603. James VI became the first Monarch to rule over England, Scotland and Ireland at the same time. Which raises the question of how the monarchical system was able to survive in Britain during this time period. The British Monarchy traces its origins to the petty kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England and Early Medieval Scotland, which united to form The Kingdoms of England and Scotland by the 10th century.
Why do we need a Monarchy in modern society? First of all, the Monarchy is the centre of national identity, unity and pride. As a result, it attracts more tourists to the country and helps the economy. Although, critics of The Monarchy argue that this entails class division and inequality. Looking at the situation with the partitions in India, it can be assumed that The Monarchy is building the distribution of wealth and power among the general population; the preservation of outdated religious and socio-economic structures in the first place in the interests of Monarchs, their families and supporters. Despite that, this reduces the social uncertainty by its predictability. The rules of a Monarchy are often considered as great wealth and also it is cheaper to run it. One strength of an absolute Monarchy is efficiency, the rules and decisions are made by one person which keeps its stability and organisation.
On the other hand, The Monarchs, such as The King and The Queen, do not make any open political decisions. All political decisions are made by The Government and The Parliament. Which brings me back to the question: Why do we need Monarchy in modern society? At this point, I believe that the only reason The Monarchy still exists is to learn and remember about the past achievements of Britain. It seems as if The Royals are just a symbol of the country, to engage tourists which again brings them back to the country. But, what about the citizens? To arrange a coronation, it's estimated that it takes over a £100 million pound for one event. With this, they are trying to show their power and remembrance of the old times? But, what about now?
In conclusion, I would like to say that the prehistory of The Monarchy is indeed important for the history of the country, but; now, it seems that it does not play a big role in the future of the country.