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Re: major change to tradition?
But the Monarch doesn't kiss the PM's hand, right? You posted a link to an article saying: "The King who kissed hands on the French Riviera"
I thought that it was the PM who kissed the Monarch's hand.
Prime Ministers have been asked about this. Some say that no kissing was involved. Others say that they did kiss.
"After a new PM has been appointed, the Court Circular will record that 'the Prime Minister kissed hands on appointment'.
This is not literally the case and it is usually a handshake."
What is the Queens role in the appointment of a new prime minister?