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The QUEen
And Diplomacy


The queen and diplomacy

the queen and diplomatic visits

sovereign immunity

What is diplomacy ?


What is
Diplomacy ?

Diplomacy : the established method of influencing the decisions and behaviour of foreign governments and peoples through dialogue, negotiation, and other measures short of war or violence.

What role does the Queen of England play in DIPLOMACY ?

The QUeen And Diplomacy

Does the Queen have any diplomatic power?

As Head of State, The Queen plays a vital role in UK diplomacy, supporting the work of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office at home and abroad = the Queen is a diplomat

The Queen is in regular contact with officials at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), which looks after British interests overseas and builds diplomatic ties with other countries. The FCDO advises on which foreign Heads of State should be invited to the UK on State Visits.

The queen And DIPLOMATIC visits

• the diplomatic reception ( every year and welcomes over 500 members of the diplomatic corps at buckingham palace)

• one-to one meetings with the Queen ( visits of Ambassadors and High commissioners )

• foreign visits ( the queen has visited over a hundred countries during her reign on demand of the UK government)

Different types of meetings with the Queen

The Royal family support the Queen's role as Head of state by undertaking overseas visits , supporting her in her diplomatic role

sovereign IMMUNITY

Queen Elisabeth II serves as a head of state in the UK, making her a foreign official when she visits another country.

Sovereign immunity grants a British monarch sweeping protection from presecution

Why does the queen have sovereign immunity ?

Why do we grant diplomatic immunity ?

diplomats who represent their country abroad enjoy diplomatic immunity, this protects them against prosecution in receiving state for the entire period in which they hold their diplomatic post.


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