State & Ceremonial

Lord Adonis says Boris Johnson has committed an ‘extreme dereliction of duty’ as he puts The Queen into an ‘unconstitutional position’

A member of the House of Lords has accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of commuting an ‘extreme dereliction of duty’ over the situation he has placed The Queen. Taking to Twitter Lord Adonis said: “For the prime minister to put the Queen in this unconstitutional position is an extreme dereliction of duty.” The Labour Peer is one of many politicians who have criticised the Prime…
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State & Ceremonial

The government bans portraits of The Queen being displayed in Belfast Office

The newly formed government of the United Kingdom has banned portraits of The Queen from being displayed in its Belfast headquarters. According to the News Letter, The Northern Ireland Office has removed all portraits from its premises without any reason being given. The decision could potentially be related to employment law. A few weeks ago it was revealed that a civil servant was…
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State & Ceremonial

The Queen appoints Boris Johnson as Prime Minister

The Queen has formally appointed Boris Johnson as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after he assured Her Majesty that he can command a majority in the House of Commons. Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is The Queen’s 14th Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury. Mr Johnson was appointed to the role just a matter of minutes after Theresa May tendered her resignation to The Queen on…
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State & Ceremonial

It has now been two years since the last State Opening of Parliament

Friday marks two years since the United Kingdom last hosted The Queen for a State Opening of Parliament. Her Majesty formally opens Parliament at the beginning of each parliamentary session. As the legislature has not been prorogued for two years, Parliament is still officially in the 2017 session following the General Election which saw Theresa May lose her majority. Parliamentary sessions…
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