State & CeremonialThe Queen

Committee to decide whether The Queen should strip Harvey Weinstein of his CBE

The Honours Forfeiture Committee is “actively considering” whether to make a recommendation to The Queen which would rescind the disgraced movie producer, Harvey Weinstein, of his CBE. According to the BBC, the committee is looking into the notion of removing the honour. However, only the Monarch herself has the authority to remove somebody of their honour. Mr Weinstein received an…
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State & CeremonialThe Cambridges

The Duchess of Cambridge's former Private Secretary is honoured by Prince William

The Duchess of Cambridge’s former Private Secretary, Rebecca Priestley, has been received by the Duke of Cambridge at an investiture at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs Priestley was honoured with the Royal Victoia Order at the ceremony – an exclusive award for those who have served Her Majesty The Queen or the Monarchy. As exclusively reported by Royal Central earlier…
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State & Ceremonial

The Queen is looking for a new Black Rod with a salary of £93,000

Parliament is advertising for a new Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to replace Lieutenant General David Leakey, who is retiring. Black Rod, who is The Queen’s representative in Parliament, is best known for his role during the State Opening of Parliament, where he knocks on the door of the House of Commons to summon MPs for the Queen’s Speech. The successful candidate will be paid a…
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State & CeremonialThe Queen

The Queen approves appointment of Baroness Hale as new Supreme Court President

The Queen has approved the appointment of Baroness Hale of Richmond as President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom upon the retirement of Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury. Baroness Hale, who was previously appointed Deputy President of The Supreme Court in June 2013, has also been appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in January 2004 and a Justice of the Supreme Court when it opened in…
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