Thursday, 13 January 2011

Baron Fellowes of West Stafford

I am delighted to learn that Julian Fellowes, now newly ennobled as the Right Honourable Julian Alexander, Baron Fellowes of West Stafford, DL, will take his seat in the House of Lords as a Conservative peer later.

Lord Fellowes, who has been granted a life peerage, takes the territorial part of his title from the Dorset village where he lives.

While taking the oath, Lord Fellowes is set to be flanked by his supporters, the Lord Northbrook and the Lord Marland.

At the beginning of the ceremony he will process into the House of Lords following the acting Black Rod, the Yeoman Usher Ted Lloyd-Jukes, and the Garter Principal King of Arms, Thomas Woodcock.

A clerk will then read out Lord Fellowes' Letters Patent, a document issued by the Queen granting a new life peerage, before he swears an oath or makes a solemn affirmation and then signs up to the code of conduct for peers.


Anonymous said...

I was hoping for a more colourful title.


Timothy Belmont said...

I thought he might have been slightly more imaginative, too!

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