State & Ceremonial

Who will The Queen appoint as her 14th Prime Minister?

Theresa May has announced her intention to leave office, saying she has no desire to continue as Prime Minister during the next stage of Brexit negotiations. As such, a leadership contest looms in the Conservative Party and unless a General Election is called, their new leader will also receive the keys to 10 Downing Street as Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. So, who will The…
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State & Ceremonial

New law calling for women to inherit hereditary titles passes first stage in Parliament

A bill calling for the law to be changed so that women can inherit titles and hereditary peerages has passed its first stage in the House of Commons. Conservative MP Philip Davies introduced a Ten Minute Rule motion in the Commons on Tuesday which called on the law to change so that hereditary titles aren’t exclusively passed down to men. NEW: MPs have approved Philip Davies’s Ten Minute…
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State & Ceremonial

BREAKING: Theresa May to face a vote of no confidence in her government

Prime Minister Theresa May is to face a vote of confidence in her  government following the crushing defeat on her Brexit vote on Tuesday. The government lost Theresa May’s meaningful vote by a huge majority on Thursday evening. 432 MPs voters against the motion with just  202 voting in favour of it. This means the government has suffered its worst defeat in the history of the House of…
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State & Ceremonial

Ariana Grande turned down damehood because it came "too soon" after Manchester bombing

The US pop star Ariana Grande has reportedly turned down the offer of a damehood following her response to the Manchester Arena bombing last year. According to The Sun, Miss Grande was to be made Dame Commander of the British Empire, however, rejected the offer because she felt it had come too soon. The Queen has the power to make anybody an honorary Knight or Dame who does not live within a…
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