My knowledge of the English constitution and monarchy is pretty much limited to watching “The Queen” twice, so fight some of my ignorance. If this has already happened, forgive my ignorance.
On a recent episode of “Monarchy,” Queen Elizabeth was hosting the Ghanaian head of government, and it was noted that Queen Elizabeth is queen of Ghana, and presumably of other African commonwealth nations (Kenya, perhaps?). Since the British weren’t known for sensitivity to tribal boundaries as they carved up Africa, seems like the situation could arise where a murderous dictator comes to power in one of these nations, bent on genocide of 40% of his country. (I suppose that could also happen in New Zealand, but the African example seems historically more likely).
My question is whether the queen could do anything to stop him. Refuse to recognize his government? Dissolve the nation’s parliament? Send in the British Armed Forces to enforce her orders?