State & Ceremonial

Queen prorogues Parliament

<![CDATA[Her Majesty The Queen has prorogued the 4th session of Parliament today in preparation for the State Opening of Parliament on 4th June and the speech from the throne on the Government's legislative programme for the final year before the 2015 elections. Lords Commissioners, chosen by Her Majesty to act on her behalf at the prorogation, suspended parliament’s business by…
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State & CeremonialThe Queen

New companions for Order of the Garter announced

<![CDATA[The Order of the Garter is the oldest and most important British order of chivalry. It was founded by Edward III in 1348. Each knight has on display a banner of their arms in St George’s Chapel, Windsor. Buckingham Palace has announced that the former heads of the Bank of England and MI5 have been appointed to the Order of the Garter by The Queen. Mervyn King was made Knight…
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State & CeremonialThe Queen

President of Ireland set to begin country's first State visit to the UK

<![CDATA[The President of the Republic of Ireland, Michael Higgins, arrived at Heathrow Airport this evening, and was welcomed by Ambassador Dan Mulhall and his wife Greta at the start of a historic four-day visit to the United Kingdom. The Queen will host the President and his wife, Sabina, at Windsor Castle for the duration of their visit. President Higgins is the first Irish president in…
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State & Ceremonial

Republican cause at a 20 year low in Australia

<![CDATA[Support for an Australian republic has reached a 20 year low with just 39.4% of Australians saying that they would favour a republic. A poll which was conducted by ReachTEL found that 41.6% of people oppose the country becoming a republic and the remaining 19% have no opinion. Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australians for a Constitutional Monarchy convener, David Flint…
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