I have previously posted about being approached to accept a peerage, as well as doing a post on selecting my title. The peerage itself took effect on ‘the forenoon of the first day in August’ 1998. I was introduced into the Lords on 6 October, which is when the picture is taken.
Each year, I make a mental note to do something on 1st August to mark the anniversary of the peerage. Most years I tend to forget, remembering days after the event, by which time it is too late. This year is the 20th anniversary of the peerage taking effect, so I have made a particular effort. All I need to do now is decide how to mark the occasion….