Newly appointed Lady Usher of the Black Rod, Sarah Clarke, is formally introduced in the House of Lords in London. Photo: AFP

History made as Sarah Clarke becomes first female ‘Black Rod’ in UK parliament, breaking 650-year, men only tradition

Tasked with banging on the House of Commons door to summon MPs to the queen’s speech every year, Black Rod plays a key role in parliamentary events

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Newly appointed Lady Usher of the Black Rod, Sarah Clarke, is formally introduced in the House of Lords in London. Photo: AFP
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