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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II will not attend the inaugural session of Parliament on Tuesday due to health reasons. Buckingham Palace gave this information on Monday.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II (Queen Elizabeth IIDue to health reasons, she will not take part in the inaugural session of Parliament on Tuesday. Buckingham Palace (Buckingham Palace) has given this information on Monday. Buckingham Palace said in a statement that the decision was made after consultations with the Queen’s physicians. At the request of the Queen and with the consent of the relevant authorities, the Prince of Wales will read her address at the Queen’s place and the Duke of Cambridge will also be present, the statement said. Significantly, this would be the third time during the reign of the Queen that 96-year-old Elizabeth II attended the inaugural session of Parliament.Inaugural Session of Parliament) did not participate.
Earlier she could not attend the inaugural session of Parliament in 1959 and 1963 due to being pregnant. Meanwhile, Northern Ireland’s largest political party, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), on Monday refused to form a coalition government, saying it would not do so until its demands on a post-Brexit customs regime are met. It happens
Urge to form government in Northern Ireland
Democratic Unionist Party leader Jeffrey Donaldson is among political leaders meeting with Britain’s Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis. Lewis has urged these leaders to form a government in Northern Ireland. The meetings are being held after Sinn Féin, the party that won a historic victory in the Northern Ireland assembly elections last week, sought support from the Democratic Unionist Party to form a government.
Donaldson said on Monday that he had clearly told Lewis that the DUP would not agree to form a coalition government until its demands on a post-Brexit customs regime were met. Donaldson said, ‘He made a solid promise to protect our place in the UK internal market. But they did not do so, they have failed to keep this promise in the last two and a half years.
‘The people of Ireland deserve a stable and accountable government’
Earlier, Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis said he would meet with the leaders of the five Northern Ireland parties that formed the last working government in February. “The people of Northern Ireland deserve a stable and accountable government and I will continue to urge the leaders of Northern Ireland’s political parties to fulfill their responsibilities and form a working government as soon as possible,” Lewis said. “I will be in close touch with the party leaders, but the parties have to agree on the way forward,” he said.
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