Queen may cut short summer holiday because of Brexit crisis

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The Queen may have to cut short her summer holiday if she is needed to carry out any of her constitutional duties amid speculation her new prime minister Boris Johnson could draw her into a political crisis.

Following speculation this week that Johnson may not step down even if he loses a vote of no confidence, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the ex-foreign secretary, warned he could be leading Britain into its biggest constitutional crisis since the civil war.

Sky News reports that the fact that she remained in Buckingham Palace to appoint Boris Johnson as prime minister was a clear display of her commitment to put constitutional duties first.

Her Majesty arrived at Balmoral in Aberdeenshire on Tuesday to start her annual summer break.

She delayed her trip to Scotland to oversee the handover of the prime ministers on 24 July. The Queen does not normally return to Buckingham Palace until the start of October with Parliament returning on 3 September.


Via Sky News

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