posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 06:39 PM
quite weird really, i've never once in my life heard about the queen having to ask permission to enter the City of London, very interesting indeed:
"When the Queen of England goes to visit the City she is met by the Lord Mayor at Temple Bar, the symbolic gate of the City.She bows and asks for
permission to enter his private, sovereign State. During such State visits "the Lord Mayor in his robes and chain, and his entourage in medieval
costume, outshines the royal party, which can dress up no furhter than service uniforms." The Lord Mayor leads the queen into his city.
"The City is not a part of England, just as Washington is not a part of the USA. The City is referred to as the wealthiest square mile on earth and is
presided over by a Lord Mayor who is appointed annually. When the Queen wishes to conduct business within the City, she is met by the Lord Mayor at
Temple (Templar) Bar where she requests permission to enter this private, sovereign state. She then proceeds into the City walking several paces
behind the Mayor. Her entourage may not be clothed in anything other than service uniforms"
"The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of London is the legal title for the Mayor of (and head of) the City of London Corporation. The Lord Mayor of London
is to be distinguished from the Mayor of London; the former is an officer only of the City of London, while the Mayor of London is the Mayor of
Greater London and as such governs a much larger area. Within the City of London, the Lord Mayor has precedence over other individuals and has various
special powers, rights and privileges."
"On the day after taking office, the Lord Mayor's Show is held; the Lord Mayor, preceded by a procession, travels to the Royal Courts of Justice on
the Strand, Westminster to swear allegiance to the Sovereign in the presence of the judges of the High Court."
edit on 9-3-2012 by Equ1nox
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