With Brexit Looming, Britain's Queen Elizabeth Travels to Parliament for Speech |
With Brexit Looming, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth Travels to Parliament for Speech
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, via horse-drawn carriage, made her way to parliament, Monday, October 14, to deliver a speech to lawmakers setting out British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government agenda, including his Brexit plan.
READ MORE: Prime Minister Boris Johnson repeated Monday that Britain must leave the EU on October 31, as divorce talks resumed in Brussels in a pivotal week that could define how and when Brexit finally happens.
In an elaborate ceremony in parliament in London, Queen Elizabeth II set out Johnson’s legislative programme for the coming year, with leaving the EU top of the agenda.
“My government’s priority has always been to secure the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union on October 31,” she said in a speech to robed peers from a gilded throne in the upper House of Lords.