Apparently, it was felt that too many people were being honoured and that it should go to unsung heroes, rather than peers of the realm
They include Michael Skinner, a young Reading tailor who dressed the Peers of the Realm
, including Winston Churchill, for the service.
In a speech last night (Thursday 25 April) to a select gathering of UK government officials, including Adrian Leppard, Commissioner of the City of London Police; Stephen Harrison, Chief Executive of the National Fraud Authority; and other peers of the realm
, Eugene Kaspersky outlined the nature of today's ever advancing cyberthreats and what needs to be done in response to them.
I wonder if these worldly gentlemen - ie, peers of the realm
and middle-aged youth officials - have ever considered that the vast majority of youngsters who go to "allnighters" are just ordinary teenagers relaxing after working all week.
I wondered if Lord Hattersley might like Nationwide's Westminster branch to open a special window to serve peers of the realm
The British Embassy in Washington now even states on its website that Peers of the Realm
honours cannot be purchased through a normal transaction in a warning to gullible Americans.
In theory new lords have to be approved by the supposedly-independent House of Lords Appointments Commission, which consists of, erm, peers of the realm
Given that the story featured a couple of Jockey Club members who were also racecourse stewards and peers of the realm
, the casting director would not have wasted much time in signing up Robert Morley and Wilfrid Hyde-White, who as regular racegoers and racehorse owners, were naturals for the parts.
On July 18 there was a joint meeting of the Society for the History of Astronomy and the Scientific Instrument Society, where again the telescope featured, with the discovery of helium in the Sun, the travel diary of an 18th century Danish astronomer, the contributions of opticians to astronomy, and a talk on the observatories of the 18th and 19th centuries owned by peers of the realm
Our ancestors apparently paid for the burial of the wife of one of the peers of the realm
(among other bizarre claims) and Lloyd George had, quite rightly, asked "Why?
and last week our peers of the realm
plunged new depths of greed.
It's a huge country pile that's been around since the 14th Century and has been the home of peers of the realm
, merchants, a school and a wartime hospital for wounded soldiers.