When was the last time the UK had a king?

Has the UK ever had a King?

Athelstan was king of Wessex and the first king of all England. James VI of Scotland became also James I of England in 1603. Upon accession to the English throne, he styled himself “King of Great Britain” and was so proclaimed. … After 1801 George III was styled “King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.”

How long has it been since UK has a King?

Already a member? *Reign as Queen of England was 12.4 years. Reign as Queen of Great Britain was 7.25 years.

Length of each king or queen of the United Kingdom’s reign from 1702 to 2021 (in years)

Characteristic Years
George VI (1936-1952) 15.16
Edward VIII (1936) 0.89

Which country still has a king?


Realm / Kingdom Monarch (Birth) Type
State of Qatar Emir Tamim bin Hamad (b. 1980) Mixed
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz (b. 1935) Absolute
Kingdom of Spain King Felipe VI (b. 1968) Constitutional
Kingdom of Sweden King Carl XVI Gustaf (b. 1946) Constitutional

Is the UK a monarchy?

The British Monarchy is known as a constitutional monarchy. This means that, while The Sovereign is Head of State, the ability to make and pass legislation resides with an elected Parliament.

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