State & Ceremonial

The Queen appoints Boris Johnson as Prime Minister

The Queen has formally appointed Boris Johnson as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after he assured Her Majesty that he can command a majority in the House of Commons. Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is The Queen’s 14th Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury. Mr Johnson was appointed to the role just a matter of minutes after Theresa May tendered her resignation to The Queen on…
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State & Ceremonial

It has now been two years since the last State Opening of Parliament

Friday marks two years since the United Kingdom last hosted The Queen for a State Opening of Parliament. Her Majesty formally opens Parliament at the beginning of each parliamentary session. As the legislature has not been prorogued for two years, Parliament is still officially in the 2017 session following the General Election which saw Theresa May lose her majority. Parliamentary sessions…
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State & Ceremonial

William & Kate's housekeeper is named in The Queen's Birthday Honours

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s housekeeper is among those named in The Queen’s Birthday Honours recognising her personal services to the monarch. Antonella Fresolone, who looks after the Cambridge Family’s domestic arrangements at Kensington Palace, has been awarded an Honorary Royal Victorian Medal. Unlike most honours in the list, Royal Victorian Orders (RVOs) are awarded…
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Princess Anne and FamilyState & Ceremonial

Princess Anne tasked with sitting next to Jared Kushner at State Banquet

The Princess Royal was seated next to President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, at the State Banquet held at Buckingham Palace on Monday evening. Different members of The Royal Family were scattered across the room so a royal could be seated between every few guests. Mr Kushner was sat between The Queen’s daughter, Princess Anne, and the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark…
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