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Security work begins on Oslo Royal Palace

The Norwegian Royal Court has confirmed this week that new security measures are being put in place from this week. This new perimeter fencing around the Palace Park will be completed by the autumn of 2021. In a statement, the Royal Court said: “The goal is to prevent cars that have not been approved in advance from driving into the park and up to the Castle. The measures will not prevent…
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State & Ceremonial

The Queen appoints Nigerian born engineer as the new Serjeant at Arms in the House of Commons

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment ofUgbana Oyet as Serjeant at Arms in the House of Commons. Mr Oyetreplaces Kamal El-Hajji who retired in July after three and a half years in the post. Speaker John Bercow announced the appointment during Tuesday’s sitting in the Commons. MrOyet becomes Serjeant after serving as Parliament’s Principal Electrical…
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State & Ceremonial

Dame Margaret Beckett 'looking likely' to be appointed as The Queen's 15th Prime Minister

Senior backbench MP Dame Margaret Beckett is emerging as the favourite candidate to oust Boris Johnson from Downing Street and become a Prime Minister of national unity. Dame Margaret, who was first elected as a Labour MP in 1974, is the preferred candidate to form a government of national unity according to opposition sources speaking to ITV. The plan to back Dame Margaret to Number 10…
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State & Ceremonial

Supreme Court to rule whether the The Queen acted upon unlawful advice next week

The Supreme Court is expected to announce their verdict over whether Boris Johnson misled The Queen early next week. On Thursday, the three-day court hearing came to an end in the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court – the highest court in the land. President of the court, Lady Hale, promised to deliver a verdict as quickly as “humanly possible”. Shortly before…
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