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The Queen as an institution for the British population


1. Topic of the project work

4. Extension of a thematic aspect

2. Motivation and approach within the framework of the project

3. Results of the work

5. Reflection of the work and the process

6. Sources

How was the topic chosen?

Topic of the project work


  • interesting
  • relevant even today
  • tangible and comprehensible
  • having potential to find out more about

I looked for a topic which is:

The Queen as an institution for the British population

Why was the topic chosen and how was it worked?

Motivation and approach within the framework of the project


  • general interest in the royalty
  • the Queen's impact on the world
  • contradiction between monarchy and democracy in the 21st century

factors for the choice of my topic:

  • problem oriented working
  • To what extent does the queen manage to keep the monarchy alive?

implementation of my topic:

What is the result of the work?

Results of the work


  1. institution
    - most important form of social order
    - explicit will to rule
    - institutions represent the unchangeable basic forms of human behavior, feeling, acting and willing
  2. democracy
    - rule of all
    - based on the equality of the citizens of the state
  3. monarchy
    - rule of an individual in the state
    - a single individual is the exclusive or mostly preeminent bearer of state power for life on the basis of the state constitution

Definition of key terms:

Results of the work

  • Queen Elizabeth II. is a democratic institution
  • Queen Elizabeth II. is a monarch
  • monarchy ≠ democracy

  • Queen Elizabeth II. has no political power (has a representative function, celebrates next love)
  • Queen Elizabeth II. has put her life in service of the British population
  • For this, the most important attribute is authenticity

How is this possible?

Queen Elizabeth II. is the social bond / Kitt which holds together the British population

" Mein ganzes Leben dem Dienst an Ihnen und an der imperialen Familie zu widmen "

Queen Elizabeth II.

I. The media in relation to the Royal Family

Extension of a thematic aspect


  • tourists come to the country through curiosity (economic advantage)
  • Royal Family becomes more tangible (sensationalism is satisfied)


  • The more the Royal Family lets the media get to it, the more it loses its mystique and the aura of mystery
  • Danger of fake news increases


What are the advantages and disadvantages of the media presence in the Royal Family?

The social bond / Kitt Queen Elizabeth II. provides could get weakened

II. Protests against visit of Commonwealth member states of Prince William and Duchess Kate (March 2022)

Extension of a thematic aspect


  • protests of villagers (cocoa plantation in carribean Belize)
  • visit was canceled

On the occasion of the platinum jubilee (70 years) of Queen Elizabeth II., William and Kate planned to visit Commonwealth member state Belize.

  • the territory of Belize originated in 1961 from the colony of British Honduras
  • former colonialism in this state
  • dispute over communal land rights
  • Royal couple still accused of colonialism

Why were they not welcomed?

What worked well in the work process and where were there difficulties?

Reflection of the work and the process


  • good time management
  • lending literature early
  • distribution of work
  • practicing source criticism

positive aspects

  • no fitting English literature
  • only English biographies (fictional parts), unsuitable for scientific work
  • research status for source situation only

negative aspects

List of sources



  • Prinz William und Herzogin Kate unerwünscht: Proteste gegen Besuch. URL: https://www.watson.de/unterhaltung/royals/228733622-royals-prinz-william-und-herzogin-kate-unerwuenscht-proteste-bei-karibik-besuch
  • Fuchs, Konrad; Raab, Heribert: Wörterbuch der Geschichte. 12th edition. Munich 2001.
  • Borger, Sebastian: Die Monarchie ist unsere demokratischste Institution. In: Interview mit Andre Gimson. URL: https://www.derstandard.at/story/2000021887259/queen-rekord-unsere-demokratischste-institution. (accessed on 11.12.21)

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