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Old 06-09-2016, 06:43 PM
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Again - likely wrong place but excellent graphic. I posted the British Isles version from twitter a few days ago. Here is a graphic of the Commonwealth and Territories. Brilliant!
https://twitter.com/galka_max/status/741022443758866432
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That one looks like a giant PacMan Commonwealth is devouring all the others

But thank you AdmirerUS for posting both graphics, very handy in understanding the different terms.
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Old 06-10-2016, 12:04 AM
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The Duke of Edinburgh and The Earl & Countess of Wessex at the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Gala-
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Sounds like the Earl and Countess have an American Private Secretary.
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Old 06-10-2016, 02:52 AM
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More pics of yesterday's gala can be found here:



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** dailymail: Stars hail Duke of Edinburgh's charity work at gala night **


** heraldscotland.com: Dame Judi Dench hails Duke of Edinburgh's charity work at gala night **
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Old 06-10-2016, 03:04 AM
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Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter 2h2 hours ago
The Duke of Cambridge and Duchess of Cornwall were introduced as members of the Privy Council last night, the Court Circular records.

Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter 2h2 hours ago
Unusually, Prince Philip also attended the Privy Council meeting with the Queen and her advisers.
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I was waiting for William to become a member of the Privy Council.
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Old 06-10-2016, 03:36 AM
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I think it's very cool that the Duchess of Cornwall was also added.

Clear preparation for when Charles is King and a mark of how she is valued by the Queen.


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Old 06-10-2016, 04:19 AM
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I was waiting for William to become a member of the Privy Council.
Well, William is already a Counsellor of State. If that's the same thing. It's new to hear of Camilla being involved though.
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Old 06-10-2016, 07:42 AM
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It's not the same as a councilor of state. There are over 650 members of the privy council. They are the advisors to the monarch. The councillors of state fill in when the monarch is out of the country. Who can be a CoS is defined by law- first 4 adults in line of succession plus consort. So Camilla will be one when Charles is King.


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Old 06-10-2016, 08:45 AM
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I think it's very cool that the Duchess of Cornwall was also added.

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Spot on. It's clearly a new mark of respect from the Queen.
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Old 06-10-2016, 10:10 AM
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At the Court at Buckingham Palace

The 9th Day of June 2016

Present,

The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty In Council

This day His Royal Highness, Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, KG., KT., was, by Her Majesty's command, introduced to Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council


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At the Court at Buckingham Palace

The 9th Day of June 2016

Present,

The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty In Council

This day Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall, GCVO., was, by Her Majesty's command, introduced to Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council

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Old 06-13-2016, 05:19 AM
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On June 10, there was a Senior Colonels Conference and Dinner at Buckingham Palace.

Chaired by The Duke of Edinburgh, in attendance were The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge, The Earl Of Wessex, The Princess Royal and The Duke of Kent.

Source - Court Circular
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Old 06-14-2016, 10:37 AM
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It's not the same as a councilor of state. There are over 650 members of the privy council. They are the advisors to the monarch. The councillors of state fill in when the monarch is out of the country. Who can be a CoS is defined by law- first 4 adults in line of succession plus consort. So Camilla will be one when Charles is King.


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One additional qualification is that they must be resident in the UK.
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Old 06-14-2016, 10:24 PM
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The Queen is empowered to disqualify a person residing abroad from being a Counsellor of State, but she is not legally obligated to.

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Regency Act 1937

Provided that, if it appears to the Sovereign that any person who, in accordance with the foregoing provisions of this subsection, would be required to be included among the Counsellors of State to whom royal functions are to be delegated, is absent from the United Kingdom or intends to be so absent during the whole or any part of the period of such delegation, the Letters Patent may make provision for excepting that person from among the number of Counsellors of State during the period of such absence.
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The Queen, Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie and The Duchess of Gloucester join the #QueensYoungLeaders' celebrations

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Thank you for sharing these. It was nice to see the Duchess of Gloucester there with HM, Harry and Eugenie.
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Old 06-23-2016, 05:54 PM
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Beatrice was there too!
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Harry accompanies his grandmother at the Young Leaders awards. David Beckham, too!

David Beckham, Prince Harry and the Queen at the Queen's Young Leaders of 2016 : People.com
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The way People magazine defines the Commonwealth is so very 6th grade US reader level. I love my country, but I also worry about what we gloss over in life.
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Prince Harry's Charities and Patronages

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Harry accompanies his grandmother at the Young Leaders awards. David Beckham, too!



David Beckham, Prince Harry and the Queen at the Queen's Young Leaders of 2016 : People.com

Harry's description of how HM's example is one that he "aspires" to and the "standard" of how he'll "judge (his) contribution" was very eloquent and powerful. I imagine it means a lot to HM that her family has so much respect for all her hard work over the years.
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