Britain appoints the first female Black Rod in 650 years

Posted on:19 Nov 2017 09:00:01
Britain appoints the first female Black Rod in 650 years
19 November 2017 Current Affairs: Current Affairs Britain's Queen Elizabeth on Friday approved the appointment of Sarah Clarke as the country's first female Black Rod, in over 650-year history of the office.

She will formally take on the duties as Lady Usher of the Black Rod next year. The Black Rod is responsible for controlling access to and maintaining order within the UK's House of Lords.

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