His Majesty's Privy Council 

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Membership of the Privy Council is both a tremendous honour and a grave responsibility, the duties of which must never be taken lightly. There can be no question at all of a Privy Councillor's loyalty and devotion to the Sconnish Crown

THE CROWN IN COUNCIL

 

The day-to-day executive functions of the Realm are executed by the Privy Council on the advice of the Government of the day. His Majesty's Government is composed of the Prime Minister and other ministers (secretaries of state) appointed by the Sovereign, following an election. Orders-in-Council (executive orders) are issued by the Crown-in-Council as directed by the Prime Minister and the Cabinet. The Cabinet is the central committee of the Privy Council.

Lord High Steward:

The Rt Hon. the Earl of Ravensthorpe, GCGE, KC

 

Lord High Chancellor:

The Rt. Hon. The Marquess of Avebury, CSP, GCGE

 

Lord President of the Council:

The Most Noble The Duke of Bergen, CHM, CSP, CGE

 

Lord High Admiral:

The Most Noble The Duke of Marly, CKE, CSP, CGE

 

Lord Privy Seal:

The Rt. Hon. The Countess of Sterlington, CGE

 

Master of the Rolls:

The Rt. Hon. The Baron Paul of Chandernagor, MGE

 

Lord High Constable:

Sir Adam Ferguson, Bt, KC.

 

Lord Advocate:

The Rt. Hon. & Learned The Lord Dayton of Calder Valley, KC, CSP

THE SOLEMN AFFIRMATION OF A PRIVY COUNCILLOR

Privy Counsellors are required, therefore, to subscribe to a very solemn affirmation before being admitted into the Council:

 

You do solemnly affirm that you will be a true and faithful Servant unto The King’s Majesty as one of His Majesty’s Privy Council. You will not know or understand of any manner of thing to be attempted, done, or spoken against His Majesty’s Person, Honour, Crown, or Dignity Royal, but you will lett and withstand the same to the uttermost of your power, and either cause it to be revealed to His Majesty, Himself, or to such of his Privy Council as shall advertise His Majesty of the same. You will in all things to be moved, treated, and debated in Council, faithfully and truly declare your Mind and Opinion, according to your Heart and Conscience; and will keep secret all matters committed and revealed unto you, or that shall be treated of secretly in Council. And if any of the said Treaties or Counsels shall touch any of the Counsellors you will not reveal it unto him but will keep the same until such time as, by the consent of His Majesty or of the Council, Publication shall be made thereof. You will to your uttermost bear Faith and Allegiance to the King’s Majesty; and will assist and defend all civil and temporal Jurisdictions, Pre-eminences, and Authorities, granted to His Majesty and annexed to the Crown by Acts of Parliament, or otherwise, against all Foreign Princes, Persons, Prelates, States, or Potentates. And generally in all things you will do as a faithful and true Servant ought to do to His Majesty.