John McDonnell 'not expected to kneel' before Queen when he joins Privy Council



Shadow chancellor and republican, John McDonnell, will not be expected to kneel before the Queen when he joins the Privy Council, his spokesman said.
Mr McDonnell will be entitled to be referred to as 'Right Honourable' and receive top secret national security briefings on becoming a member.
But the spokesman said it would not be a snub to the monarch if the shadow chancellor opts to shake the Queen's hand, rather than kneel before her when he joins the select grouping of senior advisers.
"There are no specific ceremonial requirements we have been informed of, but as John has said, he... read more

 
30 September 2016 in Regional East, Views: 26
Source: Belper News
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