King of the United Kingdom
Badge of the House of Harrison
James III
since 6 February 1977
Style His/Her Majesty
Heir apparent Sophia, Princess Royal
Residence Numerous
Appointer Hereditary

The monarchy of the United Kingdom, commonly referred to as the British monarchy, is the constitutional monarchy of the United Kingdom, its dependencies and its overseas territories. The current monarch and head of state, King James III, ascended the throne on the abdication of his father, King Richard IV, on 6 February 1977.