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I was interviewed on Monarchism by a new YouTube channel.

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I have one thought, which is that you were wrong to say the Queen dismissed the Australian Prime Minister. This was done by the Governor-General, and Her Majesty knew nothing about it until after the event. There was no constitutional or legal requirement for her to be consulted or even advised, and it was best for a number of reasons that she not be involved. So she was not, in any way. While it would be true to say that what happened was a rare exercise of the reserve powers of the Crown to resolve a constitutional crisis, to say that it was an example of a monarch exercising personal power was not correct.
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I have one thought, which is that you were wrong to say the Queen dismissed the Australian Prime Minister. This was done by the Governor-General, and Her Majesty knew nothing about it until after the event. There was no constitutional or legal requirement for her to be consulted or even advised, and it was best for a number of reasons that she not be involved. So she was not, in any way. While it would be true to say that what happened was a rare exercise of the reserve powers of the Crown to resolve a constitutional crisis, to say that it was an example of a monarch exercising personal power was not correct.

Aye I realise that. I simplified the situation to suit a short interview but in retrospect I probably should have made clear the distinction between the Office of the Crown and the monarch as an individual.

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