British Parliament to restore Queen’s prerogative to dissolve Parliament

The Parliament of the United Kingdom is set to start debate on legislation that seeks to revive the Queen’s power to dissolve parliament that was formerly exercised by virtue of the royal prerogative.
A. V. Dicey, a constitutional theorist from the 19th century, described the royal prerogative as “the remaining portion of the Crown’s original authority, and it is therefore … the name for the residue of discretionary power left at any moment in the hands of the Crown, whether such power be in fact exercised by the King himself or by his Ministers”. Continue reading

NHS Big Tea at Buckingham Palace

The Duke of Cambridge celebrated the 73rd anniversary of the NHS on July 5th by attended a Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, before hosting a ‘Big Tea’ for NHS staff at Buckingham Palace in their roles as joint patrons of NHS Charities Together. The Duchess of Cambridge was originally scheduled to attend, but is self-isolating after coming in contact with someone who later tested positive for Covid-19. Continue reading