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Queen Elizabeth II outside Westminster Abbey in London on March 29. (Tom Nicholson/Reuters)

On May 10, a centuries-old ritual will mark the start of a new session of Parliament: the Queen’s Speech. Tradition calls for the monarch to read out the government’s legislative agenda for the coming year. Across the 70 years of her reign, Elizabeth II has failed only twice to read the Queen’s Speech: when she was pregnant with Prince Andrew in 1959 and with Prince Edward in 1963.

But the queen is 96 and tested positive for the coronavirus in February, leading her to miss several royal engagements. So contingency plans have been drawn up for someone else — probably Prince Charles, heir to the throne, possibly a government minister — to stand in for her.…  Seguir leyendo »

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends an event in London on July 29. (Tolga Akmen/Pool Photo via AP)

About six months after Britons voted in 2016 to leave the European Union, then-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson gave a speech on his country’s putative new place in the world. “Brexit emphatically does not mean a Britain that turns in on herself,” he said. “We are not some bit part or spear-carrier on the world stage. We are a protagonist — a global Britain running a truly global foreign policy.”

Johnson, the prime mover behind Brexit, is now prime minister. When world leaders come together in Scotland for the Glasgow Climate Change Conference at the end of this month, he’ll have a chance to show whether his “Global Britain” ambition is for real.…  Seguir leyendo »