43 countries around the world have a king or queen. But the role of royals is different in many of them. For example…
In Saudi Arabia and Eswatini, the monarch has full and absolute political power. They can amend, reject or create laws; represent the country’s interests abroad; and appoint political leaders.
In Jordan and Morocco, the monarch shares power between themselves and other leaders or groups within their countries.
In Britain and Japan, the monarch has no political power. Instead, their role is to represent their kingdoms and take part in ceremonies.
What do you think the role of royalty should be?
Should they have absolute power to do whatever they want? Or would another way be better?
Let us know in the comments below. If your country has a king or queen, try to use examples from your own experiences. If your country does not have a royal family, would you want one? Why or why not?