The UK government will ensure that the country maintains its leading role on the world stage after leaving the European Union, and drive worldwide efforts on global security and conflict resolution, particularly in the Middle East, Queen Elizabeth II said Wednesday.
British press reports after the speech said the visit was clearly now in jeopardy, but a spokesman for May insisted the invitation had not been revoked.
The Queen did mention one forthcoming state visit - that of King Felipe of Spain in July.
Lawmakers will have to approve the speech in a vote, expected next Thursday, that will be a de facto vote of confidence.
Their eldest son Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, accompanied Queen Elizabeth to the Houses of Parliament in his place. With new measures on trade, immigration, fisheries, nuclear safety, agriculture and sanctions. At the heart of this is the so-called Great Repeal Bill, which will repeal the 1972 European Communities Act and end the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.Читайте также: Sentencing hearing today for ex-nurse serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer
Mrs May vowed to "see Brexit through", but - in a marked softening of her pre-election stance - said that she would "seek to build a wide consensus" in doing so.
May on Wednesday slimmed down her legislative program, omitting several policies touted during the Conservative Party's election campaign, including plans to change funding for the care of older people, which opponents dubbed the "dementia tax".
The queen wore a blue hat dotted with a circle of yellow-centered flowers that prompted many on social media to suggest that she was offering a nod to the European Union flag.
But others expressed confusion, given the rumours that the queen is in fact in favour of leaving the EU. Of 24 bills, eight relate to Brexit and its implications for key industries.
"Given the Queen's compulsory nonpartisan role in the Brexit negotiations, the hat remains riddled with ambiguity", the Guardian newspaper wrote.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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