State & Ceremonial

The Queen approves the appointment of Sir Lindsay Hoyle as House of Commons Speaker

The Queen has approved the appointment of Sir Lindsay Hoyle as the 158th Speaker of the House of Commons following the retirement of John Bercow last week. Sir Lindsay was elected to the role on Monday evening after a series of votes by MPs, with Speaker Hoyle receiving 325 votes in the third ballot. Labour MP Chris Bryant finished in 2nd place having secured the backing of 213 MPs. Other…
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Features

BREAKING: Snap general election to take place in December following agreement of all major party leaders

A general election is now almost certain to take place in December after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn formally gave the idea his backing. Her Majesty The Queen will be watching events carefully, with MPs due to set a date for the election this evening. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pushed for an early election three times in the past few weeks, however, those plans failed after the…
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The Sussexes

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex's aide receives stern words from Buckingham Palace after media interview

Buckingham Palace has issued a warning to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s aides after an unnamed palace source spoke to the media. The Palace has told staff to “discuss family issues behind closed doors” after an unnamed aide claimed Harry & Meghan has “single-handedly modernised the monarchy.” Last week the anonymous advisor spoke to American network CNN…
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The Queen

Queen 'nearly shot' by Buckingham Palace guard

An anecdote published in The Times newspaper reveals that a former guardsman once came close to shooting The Queen by accident, after believing the monarch was an intruder. In the piece, the guard recalls that Her Majesty enjoys late night walks, and often embarks upon…
The Queen

“Do you know The Queen?” Her Majesty jokes with tourists who didn’t recognise her

The Queen often walks around the grounds of Balmoral completely unnoticed because she doesn’t wear her tiara, according to a former royal protection officer. Speaking to The Times, Richard Griffin said that she is so unrecognisable, a group of tourists once had a long chat with her, not knowing that they were speaking to The Monarch. However, Mr Griffin said that The Queen did not want to…
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