Having kept her occasionally bejewelled head well above the political parapet throughout her historic 67 year reign, Tuesday’s Supreme Court judgment appeared to leave the Queen in a precarious position.
By agreeing to Boris Johnson’s prorogation – only for it to have been held “unlawful, void and of no effect” – some have questioned whether the 93-year-old monarch has behaved constitutionally, even though the 11 Justices unanimously agreed that: “Her Majesty was acting on the advice of the Prime Minister”.
Respected royal author Robert Lacey agreed:
The Queen’s reaction will be thankful that there is now an independent respected legal body willing to take over this aspect of decision making that used to fall on the monarchy.”
Read the Q & A on the BBC website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49809259