UK to delay Queen's Speech amid political turmoil

The speech had been due to take place on 19 June 19 but will be put back by a few days, the BBC says.

FILE: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves after attending a national service of thanksgiving for her 90th birthday at St Pauls Cathedral in London on 10 June 2016. Picture: AFP.

LONDON - Britain's government will delay the Queen's Speech, in which it traditionally spells out its policy plans, because of the upheaval caused by Prime Minister Theresa May's failure to win a parliamentary majority last week, the BBC said on Monday.

The speech had been due to take place on 19 June but would be put back by a few days, the BBC said.

The shock result of last week's election has raised big questions about how May will advance with her plan to take Britain out of the European Union.