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an advisory council to a ruler (especially to the British Crown)

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In 1987, she became a Privy Counsellor and in 1992 a Life Peer.
Paul, a privy counsellor, has given pounds 400,000 to Labour and pounds 45,000 to Gordon Brown's leadership campaign.
Charles's spokesperson rebutted the criticism, saying his role as a privy counsellor gave him the right to communicate confidentially with ministers on matters that concern him.
THE Scottish Parliament's Presiding Officer George Reid is to become a Privy Counsellor.
The Queen is now backing a Commons Bill by former Tory minister and privy counsellor Peter Brooke to outlaw the rogue traders.
The high-flying former Privy Counsellor was finally jailed for weaving a web of lies and deceit.
A former leader of Plaid Cymru he was made a privy counsellor in 2004.
Mabon was made a privy counsellor in 1977 and was a Freeman of the City of London.
Ms Mowlam, who is also a Privy Counsellor - part of the inner sanctum of advisers to the Queen - said: "I don't suggest the Royal Family should close down and shut up shop.
He was knighted in 1990 for services to politics and was created a Privy Counsellor in 1991.
In recognition of his work in Northern Ireland and at the DTI, he was made a Privy Counsellor in 1994 and knighted in 1997.
He also becomes the first Muslim MP to become a Privy Counsellor - a special adviser to the Queen with "Right Honourable" in Khan, 38, told the Sunday Mirror: "It is a privilege and an honour to be given such a great job.
She went on to become a Cabinet member, Minister of Labour, chairman of the Trades Union Congress and a privy counsellor.
Bank of England governor EDDIE GEORGE becomes a Privy Counsellor, which makes him "Right Hon".
Mr Huhne resigned from the Cabinet when he was charged with perverting the course of justice, and later quit as a Lib Dem MP and Privy Counsellor.