HM Government

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The phrase HM Government or His Majesty's Government during the reign of a male monarch or Her Majesty's Government during the reign of a female monarch or) is a formal term previously referring to the Government of the Kingdom of England, the Government of the Kingdom of Great Britain, the Government of the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Today it refers to the Government of the United Kingdom and a Commonwealth Realm or one of its constituent provinces, states or territories. In use since at least the height of the British Empire, the phrase has been inherited and integrated into the countries that emerged from that polity and which remain Commonwealth realms that still maintain a constitutional monarchy system such as Canada.