The Queen’s Speech

The Queen is expected to deliver her eagerly anticipated speech to the House of Lords on the 14th of October.

The Queens Speech typically forms a new start to the parliamentary year for all the members of parliament who are involved. A routine is followed closely to ensure the idea that the monarchy and parliament are two separate forces. Parliament will have to be prolonged due to this.

The last speech was given on the 21st of June 2017, however the speech is typically delivered on an annual basis. This is the case because the old leader of the country, Theresa May, desired “a two-year parliamentary session to focus on Brexit,” which would still be proved as unsuccessful.

The speech is meant to last for approximately 10 minutes and is delivered by the Queen herself. The Queen has delivered the speech “64 times but was absent in 1959 and 1963, when she was pregnant”.

Boris Johnson had previously tried to use the occasion as a reason to suspend parliament so that parliament wouldn’t be able to discuss the vert relevant topic of Brexit. This was later proven to be “unlawful” by the Supreme Court which means Johnson was breaking the law in his suspension attempt.

This also means that there will be no prime minsters questions taking place on this date which would be a relief to Johnson due to the pure scrutiny that would be received.


  1. fuglsang says

    Does it seem kind of strange that the BBC has to explain this situation? Don’t British subjects know this stuff? Could/should this story have been done differently?

    It’s kind of interesting to an American (like me), but only as it applies to Brexit.