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

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It was then pointed out to me that if I wasn't a privy councillor I wouldn't have access to the same confidential information as the PM.
In 1974 Folkestone introduces the Privy Councillor Guineas Trial Stakes and the first running, on April 3, is won by Wanlockhead, trained by Robert Armstrong and ridden by Lester Piggott.
The Labour peer, who was recently made a privy councillor, has insisted it was "ridiculous" to compare his situation because he has always been open about his tax status.
Paul, a privy councillor, has given pounds 400,000 to Labour and pounds 45,000 to Gordon Brown's leadership campaign.
Kurt Kirchbacher, privy councillor at the High Court of Salzburg, revealed: "The need to protect the victims might be a strong concern in this case.
His departure from that position was not mourned and he was succeeded by the popular George Howarth, who is now a privy councillor, who strangely enough was opposed in a bye-election by Rosemary Cooper who was then a Liberal and is now Labour MP for West Lancashire.
He was a distinguished parliamentarian, having served as chairman of the Lords constitution committee and been made a privy councillor in 2000.
Apart from such caricatures, Dalley received many honours, among them being the first colonial Privy Councillor and the first local lad to be remembered in a bronze erected by public subscription.
After a lengthy battle in the courts, which saw Stonehouse invoke his right as a Privy Councillor to present a long, rambling petition to the Queen, he was finally returned to Britain in June 1975.
He was raised to the peerage in 1999 and having stepped down from the government in June of this year, he remains a member of the House of Lords and a Privy Councillor.
In Jimmy McGovern's dramatisation of the Gunpowder Plot, Tim plays ruthless Privy Councillor Lord Cecil, who served Elizabeth I andthenbecameJames I's confidante.
22) Charlotte Whitton, "The Right Honourable Margaret: The dramatic story of the Empire's First Woman Privy Councillor," The Chatelaine, Vol.
We see Huxley serving on numerous government commissions so that he could have a hand in the restructuring of scientific institutions; Huxley the president of the Royal Society who has the ear of prime ministers; and Huxley the Privy Councillor appointed in 1892.