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It Is Now The Right Honourable Anne Milton MP

Published on: 12 Mar, 2015
Updated on: 12 Mar, 2015

Anne Milton featureGuildford’s MP Anne Milton has been made a privy councillor. She will now be able to use the title “The Right Honourable” for life, once she has completed the appointment by taking a formal oath of allegiance to the Queen.

She told The Guildford Dragon this evening (March 12): “I am delighted. It is a tremendous honour particularly as I entered politics later in life than many.

“As a former nurse and having worked in the NHS for 25 years, it is truly wonderful to be recognised in such a way by Her Majesty.

“I feel quite overwhelmed with the messages I have received. But the honour is for the whole Guildford constituency – it would not have been possible without the support of the people here.”


*Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council, usually known simply as the Privy Council, is a formal body of advisers to the sovereign in the United Kingdom. Its membership is mostly made up of senior politicians who are (or have been) members of either the House of Commons or the House of Lords. The council dates back to Norman times and is made up of senior politicians, judges and clergymen who advise the sovereign on matters of state.

Meetings of the Privy Council are normally held once each month wherever the Sovereign may be residing at the time. The quorum, according to the Privy Council Office, is normally just three.

The Sovereign attends the meeting, though his or her place may be taken by two or more Counsellors of State: the Sovereign’s spouse and the four individuals next in the line of succession who are over 21 years of age (18 for the Heir to the Throne).

The vast majority of Privy Counsellors attend council meetings only on the marriage or death of the monarch.

Normally the Sovereign remains standing at meetings of the Privy Council, so that no other members may sit down, thereby keeping meetings short. The Lord President reads out a list of Orders to be made, and the Sovereign merely says “Approved”.

The oath to be sworn by Anne Milton: “You do swear by Almighty God to be a true and faithful Servant unto the Queen’s Majesty, as one of Her Majesty’s Privy Council. You will not know or understand of any manner of thing to be attempted, done, or spoken against Her 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 Her Majesty Herself, or to such of Her Privy Council as shall advertise Her 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 Her Majesty, or of the Council, Publication shall be made thereof. You will to your uttermost bear Faith and Allegiance unto the Queen’s Majesty; and will assist and defend all Jurisdictions, Pre-eminences, and Authorities, granted to Her 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 Her Majesty. So help you God”

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Responses to It Is Now The Right Honourable Anne Milton MP

  1. Jim Allen Reply

    March 13, 2015 at 1:17 am

    Excellent news. Congratulations to a hard working MP who deserves this honour.

  2. Shirley and Brian West Reply

    March 13, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Congratulations to a lovely lady. We are proud to know you Anne.

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