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Boris Johnson phones The Queen from New York

The Prime Minister has phoned The Queen from New York following the Supreme Court’s verdict that he presented Her Majesty with unlawful advice. A Number 10 spokesperson refused to say whether or not Mr Johnson apologised to the monarch for the embarrassment of the void prorogation of parliament. Downing Street said: “We never discuss conversations between the Prime Minister and…
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BREAKING: The Supreme Court unanimously rules that Boris Johnson misled The Queen over prorogation

The highest court in the land has unanimously ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson misled The Queen over the prorogation of Parliament. This means Her Majesty acted upon unlawful advice earlier this month when she prorogued Parliament for five weeks in anticipation of a Queen’s speech. In actual fact, the Supreme Court has ruled that the real reason for suspending Parliament was for…
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The Queen's confidante is writing a book

In an unprecedented move, The Queen’s most trusted confidante is releasing a book about her time working with the Monarch, with her blessing. The book, announced on Monday, is written by Angela Kelly, The Queen’s personal advisor and senior dresser, and is called The…
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‘To encourage & warn’ - What advice does the Queen take from her Prime Minister?

”The prime minister’s advice to HM the Queen and the prorogation which followed thereon was unlawful and is thus null and of no effect”. With this brief sentence, a panel of judges in Scotland has placed the relationship between the Queen and her Prime Minister under a greater spotlight than perhaps at any previous time in her 67-year reign. It follows a legal challenge to…
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The Royal Family attend the Braemar Games

The Queen was joined by her eldest son and eldest grandson today as she attended the Highland Games held at Braemar. Prince Charles and Peter Phillips showed their support for the event which has been a fixture in the royal calendar for over 170 years. Embed from Getty…
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Royal Relations: how Elizabeth II is linked to Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

To conclude our royal relations series, we are taking a look at how Queen Elizabeth II is related to Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf. The link between the two monarchs goes back to Queen Victoria who is the great-great-grandmother to Queen Elizabeth (through her father, King George VI) and great-great-grandmother of King Carl XVI Gustaf through both his mother and father through two of…
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