The article focuses on the basic elements of the constitutional-law status of the British monarch. In particular, author consider the complex of the constitutional roles by the British Queen in modern times. The article focuses on specific features realization the prerogatives of the British monarch. In this context, the article presents detailed study of the implementation of political prerogatives and the presence of this aspect of the Queen of discretionary powers. The author analyzes some moments where the monarch in theory possessed any residual discretionary powers in the moment of constitutional crisis or political difficulties. For example, constitutional crisis arisen with respect to the passage of legislation (royal assent), the timing of a general
election (royal power of dissolution of Parliament) and prime ministerial appointment (where a single party fails to obtain an overall majority at an election, or a Prime Minister leaves office mid-term). The conclusion is that as a result of Queen Elizabeth II position under the action of the «new» Constitution of the British royal aspect of discretion in the implementation of political prerogatives virtually leveled. If the monarchy were ever to intervene and block prime ministerial advice, the institution would run the serious risk of meeting hostility from the political party then in government. Such royal intervention would the cast doubt on existence of the monarchy. During the era of the reign of Elizabeth II monarchy increasingly seen as a symbolic institution that represents the British people. For successful performance as a national leader is important that the monarchy was unbiased and thus is above party struggles. So now the monarchy as never before in British history, is unpolitical institution with rather limited leverage on government and governance.
Keywords: constitutional-law status of the monarch, Crown, royal prerogative, royal discretion, Queen Elizabeth II, transformation