State & Ceremonial

New Zealand PM John Key defends royal remarks

After being called a “galloping colonial clot” by the British tabloid The Daily Mail, New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key is defending himself at the suggestion that the 52 year old breached royal protocol by revealing details of his weekend with the Queen. John Key said he wouldn’t wrap his fish and chips in the Daily Mail. Mr Key stayed with the Queen and her family at…
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State & Ceremonial

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge receive new 'conjugal coat of arms'

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have received a new coat of arms, with the approval of Her Majesty, which represent the Duke and Duchess as a married couple. The arms, which were approved earlier in the year by The Queen, will not replace the couple’s individual arms – which represent them personally. Prince William received his coat of arms on the occasion of his 18th birthday, as…
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State & Ceremonial

Prime Minister of New Zealand to visit Queen at Balmoral Castle

NZ PM John Key With Prince William Prime Minister of New Zealand The Right Honourable John Key has been extended an invitation by Her Majesty The Queen to visit Balmoral Castle along with his wife and children later this month. The visit will be his fifth official one with Her Majesty. Mr Key told TVNZ’s Breakfast that he and his family were expecting a ‘relaxed atmosphere’ and that they had…
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State & Ceremonial

Australian Governors-General now 'The Honourable'

Her Excellency, The Honourable Quentin Bryce – Governor-General of Australia Governors-General have acted as the personal representative of the Sovereign in Commonwealth realms for generations and day-to-day carry out a number of duties both official and ceremonial to fulfil this position act as a direct connection from the realm in particular to the reigning monarch in England. By doing so…
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