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State Opening and Queen’s Speech to take place next Wednesday

The State Opening of Parliament and The Queen’s Speech will take place on Wednesday 21st June, the Leader of the House of Commons has announced.

In a statement this morning, Andrea Leadsom confirmed that the State Opening would be postponed by two days due to a delay with the making of The Queen’s Speech.

The State Opening of Parliament should have taken place on Monday, June 19th. However, it is now understood the government are not able to get a speech prepared in time.

The rescheduled date means that Her Majesty will miss part of the Royal Ascot meeting which runs from Tuesday 20th to Saturday 24th.

However, it is understood that the 91-year-old Monarch will rush to the racecourse straight after she has delivered the speech which is prepared by the government, missing only the first couple of races.

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