United Kingdom is known as United Kingdom of Great Britain or Northern Ireland. England, Scotland and Wales are commonly referred to as Britain and formally as Great Britain. In 1927, six northern counties of Ireland became part of this union and the name was changed to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, formally known as the United Kingdom and abbreviated as the UK.
Britain is the birthplace of Newton, Darwin, Shakespeare and the Beatles The Queen is Head of State. She does not 'rule' the country, but fulfils important ceremonial and formal roles with respect to Government. Head of the Armed Forces and has important relationships with the established Churches of England and Scotland. Visits to meet people throughout the United Kingdom, Commonwealth and overseas are an important part of the Royal Family's role. She is also Fount of Justice, A Royal visit is a memorable occasion which honors the work and achievements of an organization or community.
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