King-in-Council

The King-in-Council or the Queen-in-Council, depending on the gender of the reigning monarch, is a constitutional term in a number of states. In a general sense, it would mean the monarch exercising executive authority, usually in the form of approving orders, in the presence of the country's executive council.

The Council Chamber (Swedish: Konseljsalen) at Stockholm Palace in Sweden, 2011. Before 1975, the monarch used to preside over meetings of the Council of State.