State & Ceremonial

The Queen's Christmas holiday at Sandringham likely to be disrupted if Boris Johnson wins General Election

The Queen’s Christmas holiday may be interrupted if the Conservative Party is voted back to government in the upcoming General Election. If Boris Johnson is returned to Downing Street on December 12, he has promised to bring his EU withdrawal deal back to Parliament before Christmas. This means The Queen’s Speech and the State Opening of Parliament will take place on Thursday…
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The wedding dress of Her Majesty The Queen

After the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at 11:30 am in Westminster Abbey on 20 November 1947, the bridal gifts given to Princess Elizabeth were exhibited at St James’s Palace, numbering over 2,500. Like the gifts, Princess Elizabeth’s wedding dress, designed by the leading British couturier, Sir Norman Hartnell, was also put on display. It had been made up…
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State & Ceremonial

Boris Johnson criticised for Remembrance Sunday etiquette as he lays wreath upside down

The Prime Minister has been widely criticised for his Remembrance Sunday etiquette as he appeared to make a number of mistakes during the wreath laying ceremony. Taking to Twitter, commentators scolded Boris Johnson for a series of faux pas on the day. The commemorations didn’t get off to a good start for the Prime Minister when he was caught on camera looking around during the two…
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Sir Lindsay Hoyle physically dragged to the Speaker's Chair by MPs

Sir Lindsay Hoyle was dragged to the Speaker’s Chair on Monday evening following his election victory in a tradition which dates back many centuries. After being declared as the new House of Commons Speaker, Sir Lindsay was grabbed by the arms and was physically moved from the backbenches to the grand Speaker’s Chair. Speaker-Elect Sir Lindsay Hoyle is dragged to the Speaker’s…
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