What Is the Role of a King?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 3, 2020 1:23:32 PM ET
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In the past, the role of a king was to rule a kingdom. Historical kings had complete domain and made all government decisions. In contemporary culture, the role of kings is mostly symbolic. They actively engage in rituals that reflect national tradition rather than political influence.

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