State & Ceremonial

The Queen could prorogue Parliament to end Brexit deadlock

MPs have been openly discussing proroguing Parliament early in order to end the Brexit deadlock. Speaking in the House of Commons, Solicitor General Robert Buckland said that Parliament might have to prorogue so the Prime Minister can bring back her Brexit deal before the House. [commentary] According to parliament.uk, Prorogation (pronounced ‘pro-ro-ga-tion’) marks the end of a…
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State & Ceremonial

Gun Salutes take place across the UK to commemorate The Queen's accession to the throne

Gun Salutes have been taking place across the UK to commemorate the day 67 years ago when Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne. In London, a 62 round Gun Salute took place at the Tower of London at 1pm. An hour earlier at midday, the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery fired a 41 gun salute in honour of Accession Day at Green Park. A 21 gun salute was also fired at noon at Edinburgh Castle while…
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VIDEO: The Queen's Guards perform Bohemian Rhapsody outside Buckingham Palace

The Queen’s Guards have performed a special rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody outside of Buckingham Palace. The Band of the Grenadier Guards played the Queen melody on Monday to the delight of onlookers. Bohemian Rhapsody at Buckingham Palace today 🎶🎺 So cool!pic.twitter.com/ULB6trWVHX — M ♡ (@gua_x2) January 7, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Just hours earlier…
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State & Ceremonial

The Queen honours her Director of Communications as she leaves her role

The Queen has honoured her Director of Royal Communications who leaves her role this week at Buckingham Palace for pastures new. Sally Osman was received in audience by the monarch on Tuesday where she was invested with the Insignia of a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order. Ms Osman spent four years as Director of Royal Communications where she oversaw the running of the press offices for…
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