Apparently the Queen rarely exerts the power she wields as it is kept in check by the only person in the UK who can tell her what to do—herself. Though she has supreme power over many things, she allows Parliament to execute her duties so she can stay in good favor with her monarchy. The Royal Family certainly seems to focus on public image for the most part, but there is a fair amount of drama. The painting above done by my daughter depicts the recent Royal Wedding. They declined all gifts, but I feel sure they would love this original Masterpiece.