The queen dodges a bullet after court puts her in tricky spot

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The queen dodges a bullet after court puts her in tricky spot

Palace probably more irked by David Cameron’s eyebrow-raising revelations than BoJo's terrible advice, say insiders

Camilla Tominey

Having kept her occasionally bejewelled head well above the political parapet throughout her 67-year reign, Tuesday’s Supreme Court judgment appeared to leave the queen in a precarious position.

By agreeing to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s prorogation (https://www.parliament.uk/about/how/occasions/prorogation/) – only for it to have been held “unlawful, void and of no effect” – some have questioned whether the queen behaved constitutionally, even though the 11 justices unanimously agreed that “her majesty was acting on the advice of the prime minister”.

Yet behind palace gates, aides are understood to have expressed a sigh of relief that the country’s most senior judges have finally intervened in matters that have long proved problematic for the royal household...

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