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Date of the next Queen’s Speech revealed as the Privy Council are due to meet at Balmoral

BBC (fair use)

Boris Johnson’s first Queen’s Speech will take place in mid-October it can be revealed.

The date will be formally confirmed during a meeting of the Privy Council at Balmoral Castle later today.

The move to hold a Queen’s Speech in October, thus suspending Parliament, is thought to part of a complicated manoeuvre by the government to exit the European Union.

The decision to suspend Parliament will likely cause a huge backlash, and if it goes ahead, will cause a constitutional crisis.

The news means The Queen will also be dragged into the Brexit debate by the Prime Minister, something Buckingham Palace courtiers have been keen to avoid.