For the first time in 650 years of the office of king of arms of the house of lords in the Parliament of Britain Queen approved on this post the woman. This reports the press service of the house of lords.
“Sarah Clark today appointed as the new king of arms. She officially will assume the duties and title of “Lady Usher of the Black Rod” in the beginning of next year, replacing the incumbent in the post of Keeper of the black rod, David Leakey, who is leaving office at the end of this year”, – stated in the message.
It should be noted that the post of Keeper of the black rod there is in Britain, from the year 1350. be present at all meetings of the house of lords and is responsible for compliance with the order.
It is also said that the king of arms is the senior official in the House of lords and is responsible for managing the opening of Parliament and for other state activities. The most important responsibility of the person occupying this post is a call of the house of Commons to hear the Queen’s speech together with the House of lords.
The composition of the house of Commons of Britain after the election in 2017 has entered a record number of women.
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