According to the Constitution as of 1962 Monaco is a hereditary constitutional monarchy. The head of state is Prince of Monaco and the advisory bodies are Crown Council (7 members) and the State Council (12 members). The executive power belongs to the minister the state with three government councils under the authority of the Prince. The legislative power if performed by the Prince along with the parliament – National Council with 24 voted members. The legal system is built according to the French model.