We are frequently told that Encyclopedia Britannica was a conservative work because of a dedication to the king of England. In monarchies, though, it is quite common that things are dedicated to the monarch without making them conservative in peticular.
By the way, when I looked at the EB of 1998, I read the following:
Dedicated by permission to
William J. Clinton
President of the United States of America
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
(EB, 15th ed., Propaedia)
A profane citizen of a former colony is mentioned first, and Majesty comes second? How conservative is that?