Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In the United Kingdom, the royal family is engaged in various official, ceremonial and representational functions. Today the British monarchy is represented by Queen Elizabeth, who has been the ruler since 1952. However, the historic office has a long history and it can be traced back to the Kings of the Angles and the early Scottish kings. Learn more about the British monarchy, its history and constitutional role in this book.