State & Ceremonial

Boris Johnson expected to call snap general election after his is majority destroyed

Boris Johnson is expected to call a snap general election on Wednesday after a number of Conservative MPs defied the party whip to vote against him in crucial Brexit votes. The group of rebel MPs, which includes a former Chancellor and the Father of the House, have now lost the government whip meaning they will sit as independents. The Queen is watching events closely from Balmoral as a new…
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State & Ceremonial

The 22 MPs set to bring down the government tomorrow

The United Kingdom is edging closer and closer to a General Election as Boris Johnson’s government looks set to lose its majority in the House of Commons. The government, which currently has a Parliamentary majority of just one MP, will likely be forced into an early general election as Conservative MPs face expulsion from the party. This comes after the Prime Minister issued a threat…
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Palaces & BuildingsSweden

Taking a look at Stockholm Palace

Sitting on the water in the Swedish capital of Stockholm is Stockholm Palace, commonly referred to just as The Royal Palace; it is the official residence and location of the offices of the His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia and where they conduct royal…
History

When Charles I prorogued Parliament

With the date for Brexit currently set on 31 October 2019, the UK Parliament is fast running out of time to debate all of the options. However, on 28 August, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked The Queen to suspend Parliament for five weeks until 14 October. When MPs return then, there will be a new Queen’s Speech, outlining the new domestic agenda. The Queen has agreed to suspend…
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State & Ceremonial

Jeremy Corbyn calls on The Queen to overrule the Prime Minister

The Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, has written to The Queen expressing his concern over the planned prorogation of Parliament. Mr Corbyn, who is leader of the Labour Party, has also requested a meeting with the monarch. In his letter to The Queen, Mr Corbyn said: “There is a danger that the royal prerogative is being set directly against the wishes of a majority in…
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