The Queen's Speech will take place next Wednesday (21.06.17).

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

A piece of writing penned by the government, which is set to outline Parliament's legislation, was set to take place on June 19 following the UK election earlier this month, but it has now been revealed the event will take place two days later than anticipated because of the outcome of a hung Parliament.

It was previously reported the speech was delayed to allow the Conservative Party, led by Theresa May, to negotiate terms with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to form a coalition government in order to overrule her competitor and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

According to the Guardian newspaper, although the Conservatives and the DUP are still yet to reach an agreement on the terms of their expected coalition, they have made a "broad agreement on the principles of the Queen's speech", which is enough to allow the event to go ahead.

The publication also reports the speech is "is expected to offer a stripped-down programme for government".

Previously, BBC news reported that First Secretary of State, Damian Green, was forced to remain tight lipped about the process and the date of the speech.

An insider said at the time: "[Green] can't confirm anything yet until we know the final details of the agreement."

But Damian reassured the public that care and time is being taken over the document to ensure they produce a "substantial Queen's Speech" in due course.

He added: "We know those talks are going well and also we know that, at this very important time, we want to produce a substantial Queen's Speech."

News of the delayed speech comes after Theresa met with Queen Elizabeth II at London's Buckingham Palace the day after the election to ask permission for her to attempt to form a new government with the unionist party.


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