State & Ceremonial

Arise Dame Twiggy, Gareth Southgate OBE & Harry Kane MBE - New Year Honours 2019 revealed

Twiggy, Gareth Southgate and Harry Kane are amongst the 1,148 people named in the 2019 New Year’s Honours List. The model, actress and singer, Twiggy, has been awarded a Damehood in the New Year’s Honours for services to Fashion, Arts & Charity. Dame Twiggy, also known as Lesley Lawson, was an icon of the 1960s and has enjoyed a career spanning for over 50 years. Speaking of her…
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State & Ceremonial

Theresa May to stay on as Prime Minister as she survives vote of no confidence

Theresa May will remain Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party after she survived a vote of no confidence amongst Tory MPs. Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote with 200 out of 317 Tory MPs supporting her to stay on as leader. However, crucially 117 members of her own party said they had no confidence in her, meaning the matter is not fully resolved. Despite winning the…
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State & Ceremonial

Professor Mary Beard offers to teach the Cambridge children Latin as she collects damehood from Buckingham Palace

Professor Mary Beard collected her damehood from Buckingham Palace on Friday at an investiture hosted by the Duke of Cambridge. As she collected her honour, Dame Mary told Prince William that she would be happy to teach Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis Latin. Speaking to reporters after the ceremony, Dame Mary said: “I hope he was listening. Of course, he was very polite…
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State & CeremonialThe Netherlands

Details of the Dutch King & Queen's State Visit to the UK revealed

Buckingham Palace has released further details about the upcoming State Visit of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands when they visit the United Kingdom next month. It has been confirmed that Their Majesties will pay a State Visit as the guests of Queen Elizabeth II from 23rd October to 24th October 2018. The King & Queen will stay at Buckingham Palace for the duration of…
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