Announcement of Black Rod's resignation

28 October 2010

The Leader of the House of Lords, Lord Strathclyde announced on 28 October that Sir Freddie Viggers has resigned as Black Rod.

Until a successor is appointed by the House the Yeoman Usher, Lieutenant Colonel Ted Lloyd-Jukes, will continue as acting Black Rod.

The post of Black Rod combines security responsibilities with royal and ceremonial/events duties within the House of Lords.

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