The Queen’s Speech has been delayed by a few days due to the government’s failure to reach a deal with Northern Ireland’s DUP, which would give them a majority in Parliament.
The State Opening of Parliament should take place on Monday, June 19th. However, it is now understood the government will not be able to get a speech prepared in time.Ascot will immediately follow, running from Tuesday 20th to Saturday 24th.
The delay means that Royal Ascot might be in jeopardy as the occasion takes place from Tuesday 20th June to Saturday 24th June.
It was thought that Her Majesty might have had some influence on setting the original date for the speech so she didn’t miss her favourite races of the year. The situation now seems uncertain.
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