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

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Ann Clwyd, MP for Cynon Valley, is to become a Privy Counsellor.
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.
His political appointments comprise: Under Secretary for Industry, 1974-75; Under Secretary for Health and Social Security, 1975-79; Candidate for Labour Party Deputy Leadership, 1983; Member of Labour Party National Executive Committee 1983-89; Member of Shadow Cabinet 1983-1997; Principal Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on: Health and Social Security 1983-87; Employment 1987-89; Social Security 1989-92; Overseas Development and Co-operation 1992-93; Citizen's Charter and Science 1993-94; Transport 1994-95; Employment 1995-96; Environmental Protection 1996-97; Minister of State for the Environment and Privy Counsellor May 1997 - June 2003.
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.
He was knighted in 1990 for services to politics and was created a Privy Counsellor in 1991.
A former leader of Plaid Cymru he was made a privy counsellor in 2004.
He also becomes the first Muslim MP to become a Privy Counsellor - a special adviser to the Queen with "Right Honourable" in front of his name.
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.
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.
In recognition of his work in Northern Ireland and at the DTI, he was made a Privy Counsellor in 1994 and knighted in 1997.