Counsellors of State

– in the House of Lords at 2:47 pm on 14 November 2022.

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Photo of Lord Parker of Minsmere Lord Parker of Minsmere Lord Chamberlain (HM Household) 2:47, 14 November 2022

My Lords, I have the honour to present to your Lordships a message from His Majesty the King, signed by his own hand. The message is as follows:

“To ensure continued efficiency of public business when I am unavailable, such as while I am undertaking official duties overseas, I confirm that I would be most content, should Parliament see fit, for the number of people who may be called upon to act as Counsellors of State under the terms of the Regency Acts 1937 to 1953 to be increased to include my sister and brother, The Princess Royal and The Earl of Wessex & Forfar, both of whom have previously undertaken this role.”