Penny Mordaunt has revealed she took painkillers before the King’s Coronation to help her get through her tough role. The MP was tasked with carrying a ceremonial sword throughout most of the ceremony at Westminster Abbey on Saturday. As Lord President of the Privy Council Ms Mordaunt received a hos of praise after becoming the first woman to carry the 3.6kg sword for a total of 51 minutes. Reflecting on the day Ms Mordaunt said she used her navy training to help and took painkillers to she sure she was “alright”
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