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Category: People-->Politics


Whom does the monarch send to summon the Commons to her at the State Opening of Parliament?

The answer is: Black Rod

The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, generally shortened to just Black Rod, is an official in the parliaments of a number of Commonwealth countries. The office was created in 1350 by royal letters patent, though the current title dates from 1522. The title is derived from the staff of office, an ebony staff topped with a golden lion, which is the main symbol of the office's authority.

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