State & Ceremonial

England footballer Marcus Rashford 'incredibly honoured and humbled' after receiving an MBE for his efforts to end child food poverty

England footballer Marcus Rashford has been awarded with an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list following his efforts to reduce child food poverty. The 22-year-old receives the accolade for his services to vulnerable children in the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic. During the coronavirus lockdown, the UK government provided food vouchers for children who would normally receive a…
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State & Ceremonial

Arise Sir Philip May - Theresa May's husband to be knighted

Philip May, husband to former Prime Minister Theresa May, is to be knighted for his political service. Upon a recommendation from Boris Johnson, The Queen has signified her intention of conferring a knighthood to Mr May who lived in 10 Downing Street from 2016 to 2019. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also recommended that a number of individuals are awarded peerages, meaning they will sit…
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State & Ceremonial

Leaked Boris Johnson letter indicates uncertainty over the future leadership of the Commonwealth

A leaked letter from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggests that the Commonwealth is facing a period of uncertainty over its leadership as moves are being made against the reelection of the secretary-general. According to the BBC, the Commonwealth heads of governments have rejected calls for Baroness Scotland to be automatically given a second term in office. The leaked Boris Johnson…
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State & Ceremonial

What would happen to The Queen's hostage if Her Majesty wasn't safely returned to Buckingham Palace?

On Thursday, the State Opening of Parliament once again takes place in London with The Queen travelling to the Palace of Westminster to deliver a speech outlining her government’s agenda for the next parliamentary session. The day is full of historical traditions, from searching the cellars for gunpowder to Black Rod and her big baton. But the strangest tradition of all has to be the…
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