There's a lot of questions on Politics.SE asking if the queen has any decision-making power:

Did the supreme court overrule the monarch?

Can the Queen of the United Kingdom appoint her successor?

Could the Queen overturn the UK Supreme Court ruling regarding prorogation of Parliament?

What governmental power does the Monarch hold in Great Britain?

The actual purview of Her Majesty The Queen's prerogative?

Did the supreme court overrule the monarch?

Can the Queen refuse to suspend the Parliament?

Could the Queen have stopped Brexit?

Can the Queen still cancel Brexit?

What power does the Queen have in the event of a Hung Parliament?

If the elected UK parliament falls into disarray, can the reigning monarch take over?

What kind of legislative power does the British monarchy possess?

Why don't British kings and queens veto laws?

All of them could be closed as duplicates of a single canonical question explaining that the Queen has no personal decision-making authority. Does Meta agree? If so, should we create a new canonical question or reuse an existing one?

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    I also think that that this makes sense, as a couple different questions. Maybe questions on: what powers she has in regards to law/general executive power/decision making; in regards to parliament itself (and disputes there); maybe one on "extraordinary" circumstances (which would include the Brexit ones); and then anything that doesn't fit in those buckets (like the supreme court ones).
    – Bobson
    Commented Oct 2, 2019 at 19:46
  • @Bobson done: politics.stackexchange.com/questions/46210/… Commented Oct 2, 2019 at 19:52
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    Relevant XKCD.
    – JJJ Mod
    Commented Oct 3, 2019 at 20:54
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    ironically this duplicates list has a duplicate inside it
    – user17915
    Commented Oct 6, 2019 at 17:46

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flagging questions as duplicates on that basis, is starting to look like a wiki... where you have a page dedicated to FAQing the Queen's powers, a list of them and a list of questions, I'm not sure that's what SE is for. I always thought it was for coders...

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    StackOverflow is for coders. Most of the rest of the SE network is for a vast variety of topics. And they're all supposed to be Q&A's. That's why we have Questions and Answers. Commented Oct 11, 2019 at 20:24

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