- Chances are that Queen Elizabeth can not hold her throne on Monday. The ruler would perform the official opening of the British parliament on 19 June, but because of the elections in Britain, everything seems to be delayed.
In the Queen's Speech, Elizabeth annually announces her government's new plans in parliament. Premier Theresa May, who lost her majority in parliament during the election on June 8, has, according to various British media, needed more time to put her plans on paper.
According to the BBC, it's about a couple of days' delay. However, Elizabeth does not get well, the 91-year-old princess plans to attend the horse races at Ascot.
Elizabeth has already had to reverse her agenda last month because of the early elections, with which May just hoped to get a larger majority in parliament. Usually the queen speaks the throne in May. A state visit by the Spanish king Felipe, which would coincide with the elections, was shifted. Instead of the official opening of parliament, the annual meeting of the Order of the Stocking Band was on the 19th of June in the Presidency's agenda.
In April it was already known that the ceremonial opening of the British parliament was wound up this year. Due to the early elections there would be too little preparation time for an extended ceremony. As a result, Elizabeth is not wearing the crown while reading the throne. Also, they will not be taken by car but by car to Westminster Hall.