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The Monarchy and the Constitution$
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Vernon Bogdanor

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198293347

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198293348.001.0001

The Sovereign's Private Secretary

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(p.197) 8 The Sovereign's Private Secretary
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The Monarchy and the Constitution
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Vernon Bogdanor (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198293348.003.0008

The office of private secretary to the sovereign is crucial to the working of constitutional monarchy. But it evolved in an unnoticed and unplanned way, almost by accident. The history of the development of the office is traced, and it is contrasted with the office of private secretary to the Governor‐General in Commonwealth monarchies. The private secretary needs to enjoy the confidence not only of the sovereign but also of the Prime Minister and of the Leader of the Opposition.

Keywords:   Commonwealth, constitution, constitutional monarchy, Governor‐General, Opposition, parliamentary government, Prime Minister, private secretary

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