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The State Opening of Parliament 

The UK general election took place on Thursday 4 July 2024. The new Parliament met on Tuesday 9 July 2024 for the election of the Speaker and swearing-in of MPs and Lords. The State Opening of Parliament and The King’s Speech will take place on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

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Privy Counsellors

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Privy Counsellors are members of the Privy Council. Privy Council members include Cabinet members past and present, the Speaker, the leaders of the main political parties, Archbishops, various senior judges as well as other senior public figures.

Members of the Privy Council are entitled to use the title: "Right Honourable."

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