Privy council

A privy council is a body that advises the head of state of a nation, typically, but not always, in the context of a monarchic government. The word "privy" means "private" or "secret"; thus, a privy council was originally a committee of the monarch's closest advisors to give confidential advice on state affairs.

Privy councils

Functioning privy councils

Former or dormant privy councils

Other Languages
Cymraeg: Cyfrin gyngor
español: Consejo privado
français: Conseil privé
한국어: 추밀원
日本語: 枢密院
română: Consiliu privat
русский: Тайный совет
Simple English: Privy Council
Tiếng Việt: Viện cơ mật