State & Ceremonial

The Queen appoints Penny Mordaunt as the first ever female Defence Secretary

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Penny Mordaunt MP as the first ever female Secretary of State for Defence. Ms Mordaunt’s appointment comes after Theresa May sacked her predecessor Gavin Williamson following an investigation into the leak of information from a National Security Meeting. Mr Williamson denies he is the source of the leak saying neither him or his team…
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State & Ceremonial

The Queen appoints the first ever female Clerk Assistant in the House of Commons

The Queen has been pleased to formally approve the appointment of Sarah Davies as the new Clerk Assistant in the House of Commons. Ms Davies will become the first woman to permanently hold the position in the role’s 400-year history and will begin her new job later this month. The Queen has approved the appointment of Sarah Davies as Clerk Assistant of the House of Commons. She is the…
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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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