State & Ceremonial

Dame Emma Thompson, Sir Kenny Dalglish and Tom Hardy CBE - The Queen's Birthday Honours revealed

Actress Emma Thompson, former footballer Kenny Dalglish and actor Tom Hardy are among the high-profile names who have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Emma Thompson is being bestowed a Damehood for services to drama, and former footballer and manager Kenny Dalglish receives a Knighthood for services to football, charity and the City of Liverpool. Also…
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Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for North Yorkshire is killed in helicopter crash

Police have said that they believe a man who died in a helicopter crash on Wednesday afternoon is Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Barry Dodd CBE. Formal identification has yet to take place, however, the police say that Mr Dodd is thought to be the victim. Mr Dodd was piloting the aircraft on Wednesday afternoon when it came down and caught fire in a field near…
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The Queen approves the appointment of Sajid Javid as the new Home Secretary

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Sajid Javid as Her Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department. Mr Javid was appointed to the role of Home Secretary on Monday morning following the resignation of Amber Rudd on Sunday evening. The 48-year-old MP is the first BAME person to be appointed to the role. He was previously Secretary of State for Housing…
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The Queen officially opens the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

The Queen has formally opened the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at the ballroom of Buckingham Palace with members of her family and 53 world leaders in attendance. Her Majesty, who turns 92-years-old in a few days time, talked about the importance of stability and continuity going forward, and for the first time publicly lobbied for her son to succeed her as Head of the Commonwealth. It…
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