What the Queen says goes is her view of government though Eileen and the Council disagree. They see their roles as helping the Queen to make sensible decisions. The Queen sees their roles as helping her to decide what she says goes. There is some democracy in the magical realm. Council representatives are voted in by the highest ranking members of their species but there’s no canvassing as we know it. The only opposition is when the Kingdom is at war.
The Queen will sometimes seek opinions from Eileen, Council and even her own staff to try to get a feel for what the Kingdom at large is likely to feel about any given incident. The Queen makes it seem as if she’s doing everyone a favour doing this. It doesn’t help make her any more popular with those in the know.
This is not known as such in the realm though everyone has their own garden and grows vegetables, fruits and flowers. Meat is imported from other planets like Earth (as very few relish having to kill animals themselves and those species, like orcs, who wouldn’t have any qualms, because they are trying to fit in rein in their more “beastly” instincts and simply eat their imported meat cooked very rare indeed). The Kingdom has studied agriculture on Earth and greatly admires the efforts of most farmers. The realm does grow or import its own food. Nobody eats magically created food unless they must. It is felt that fairy dust does something to the flavour. Nothing can beat fresh food. This is one of the few areas where Eileen is in total agreement with the official government position.
The Queen sees this as the speed in which someone obeys her commands. Eileen sees this as her speed in dispatching the latest foul fiend. The Council see it as ensuring all the paperwork they have to do is done as quickly as possible and put back on the Queen’s desk for her to go through. The aim in life here is to have a clear desk as often as possible!
Practically everyone in the Kingdom thinks this is vital, even the sprites. No group approves of cross-breeding. The aim of each individual is to be the best they can be within their own species. Yes, there is a league table kept by the heads of each species group. It is possible to move up and down these tables depending on marriages made. For example a sprite making good would be one who say saved the life of a higher ranked sprite and ended up marrying them. In reverse, a sprite highly ranked will lose some of that ranking if they wed someone deemed unsuitable. Naturally Eileen hates all of this.