State & Ceremonial

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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State & CeremonialThe Queen

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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State & CeremonialThe Queen

Today marks 66 years since The Queen took to the throne

The Queen is privately commemorating the death of her father, King George VI, whose untimely death occurred 66-years-ago to the day. There are no grand festivities or celebrations to mark the start of Her Majesty’s 66th year on the throne. Neither The Queen or the Duke of Edinburgh are scheduled to undertake any public engagements today, although she is still be working indoors receiving…
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State & Ceremonial

Social media erupts in delight as election guru Professor John Curtice receives knighthood

Britain’s most famous psephologist, Professor John Curtice, has received a knighthood in The Queen’s 2018 New Years Honours list. Sir John has received the prestigious honour for services to social science and politics. The Professor said: “Just six months ago the exit poll I led surprised everyone with a shock prediction that went on to be uncannily accurate. “Now it is my turn…
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