State & Ceremonial

BREAKING: The Queen to appoint Boris Johnson as her 14th Prime Minister

Boris Johnson has been elected leader of the Conservative Party meaning he will be appointed as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom when he meets The Queen on Wednesday. Mr Johnson will travel to Buckingham Palace tomorrow where Her Majesty will ask if he has the confidence of the House of Commons to form a government. Presuming he answers in the affirmative, from that moment Mr Johnson will…
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State & Ceremonial

Jeremy Hunt or Boris Johnson? One of these men will become The Queen's 14th Prime Minister

Who will become The Queen’s 14th Prime Minister? We are one step closer to knowing as thirteen candidates vying for the position have now been whittled down to just two. Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have been chosen by Conservative Party MPs to fight it out to become their next party leader and Prime Minister. Environment Secretary Michael Gove and Home Secretary Sajid Javid were eliminated…
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State & Ceremonial

Alfie Boe, Griff Rhys Jones & Olivia Colman among those named in The Queen's Birthday Honours

Alfie Boe, Griff Rhys Jones and Bear Grylls are among the names who are being recognised in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019. In a honours list which is dominated by ordinary people doing extraordinary things in their communities, there are relatively few famous faces receiving awards this year. Alfie Boe is one such name who receives an OBE for services to music and charity. Mr Boe…
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State & Ceremonial

The Queen's speech at the State Banquet in full

“Mr President, I am delighted to welcome you and Mrs Trump to Buckingham Palace this evening, just twelve months after our first meeting at Windsor Castle. Visits by American Presidents always remind us of the close and longstanding friendship between the United Kingdom and the United States, and I am so glad that we have another opportunity to demonstrate the immense importance that both…
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