State & Ceremonial

Order of the Companions of Honour full to capacity for the first time in 100 years

For the first time since its institution in 1917, the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH) now has its full 65 members meaning no more recipients can be added. The prestigious honour is restricted to 65 people and following The Queen’s 2018 New Year Honours list being released, it can now be revealed that the last three remaining places have been filled. The three new members are historian…
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State & CeremonialThe Queen

The Queen's Christmas Broadcast 2017

In her annual Christmas Broadcast to citizens of the UK and the Commonwealth, The Queen has paid tribute to the cities of London and Manchester following recent terrorist attacks. She said that victims, their families and the emergency services “are examples to us all” and recollects on her recent visit to Manchester where she met the injured in hospital. The 90-year-old monarch also…
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State & CeremonialThe Queen

History is made as The Queen appoints the first ever female Black Rod

Buckingham has Palace announced that The Queen has appointed a female Black Rod, the first women to hold the position in its 650-year history. Miss Sarah Clarke will become the Lady Usher of the Black Rod, Secretary to the Lord Chamberlain and Serjeant at Arms of the House of Lords. Miss Clarke is currently the Championships Director at the All England Lawn Tennis Club. She has previously held…
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The Prince of Wales leads the nation in remembrance at the Cenotaph

The Prince of Wales led the nation in remembrance at the Cenotaph on Sunday as thousands of people gathered at the memorial to honour those killed in wars and conflicts past and present. Prince Charles laid a wreath on behalf of his mother, The Queen, who this year watched…
State & CeremonialThe Queen

The Chair of the Duchy of Lancaster is knighted at Buckingham Palace by The Queen

The Chair of the Duchy of Lancaster, Sir Mark Hudson, received his knighthood at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday from The Queen. The timing of Sir Mark’s investiture is unfortunate as it comes just a couple of days after it was revealed that £10million of Her Majesty’s income had been invested by the Duchy in offshore tax havens. Sir Mark took the step of not releasing any photos of his…
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