State & Ceremonial

White House to announce that Donald Trump will make a State Visit to the UK in June

An announcement of an upcoming State Visit by US President Donald Trump to the UK is expected imminently. According to the BBC’s North America Editor Jon Sopel, the White House will announce in next 48 hours that President Trump will undertake an official State Visit in June. BREAKING: I understand that @WhiteHouse will announce in next 48 hours that @realDonaldTrump will make a state visit…
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State & Ceremonial

The Queen is set to appoint her 14th Prime Minister as Theresa May announces her intention to resign

The Queen is on track to appoint her 14th Prime Minister as Theresa May announces she will not stay on as PM during the next phase of Brexit negotiations. Mrs May made the revelation during a meeting of Conservative MPs on Wednesday evening. If she does indeed resign, it is highly likely a new Prime Minister will have been appointed by October at the latest. During The Queen’s reign, 13…
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State & Ceremonial

Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, Eleanor Laing, receives Damehood from Prince William

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, Dame Eleanor Laing, attended an investiture at Buckingham Palace on Thursday where she received her Damehood from the Duke of Cambridge. Dame Eleanor, who was made a Dame in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, has been the Member of Parliament for Epping Forest for 21 years. She has been Deputy Speaker for almost five years, and before this…
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European RoyalsState & Ceremonial

Austrians start a year of celebrations for Emperor Maximilian I

The Austrian Catholic Church yesterday began a year of honour to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Maximilian I, founder of Austria’s Catholic Habsburg Empire. As Austria has sought to distance itself from its Christian past and national history in recent decades, this decision to publicly honour the former Catholic ruler marks a noteworthy change in mainstream Austrian culture. Dubbed…
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