The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod is a Royal Household member. He is appointed by the Crown by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the Order of the Garter. Black Rod is sent from the Lords Chamber to the Commons Chamber to summon MPs to hear the Queen's Speech. This image shows former Black Rod, Sir Freddie Viggers.
Donald Trump has vowed to tackle multiple threats facing the US, in his speech in Cleveland, Ohio accepting the Republican presidential nomination. The businessman promised his presidency would usher in a new era putting America and ordinary people first. Mr Trump's nomination has been clouded by the refusal of major party figures like Senator Ted Cruz to endorse him. - 22 July 2016.
James is one of William's oldest school friends from Eton. William was an usher at James' wedding to Lady Laura Marsham and James did a joint speech with Tom Van Straubenzee at William and Kate's wedding. He is also close to Kate, escorting her to badminton horse trials when she briefly split with William in 2007, and is the son of Olympic equestrian Richard Meade who died last month.William, Kate and Harry attended his memorial service in March this year at Bath Abbey
WAKE UP AMERICA! During her speech at the United Nations Wednesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that the Department of Justice is launching a global police force in order to combat “violent extremism” in the United States.?!?!?