This from the Mirror https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/polit...HbSzrDmxjbdNebVZXqQe_CjfIb8iilccQaSa23Cb-XEpo Buckingham Palace demanded a copy of Boris Johnson's Queen's Speech a week early after trust hit "rock bottom". The rare request from the Queen's senior courtiers reportedly sparked a cabinet crisis. It comes amid growing fears Her Majesty has been dragged into political rows over Brexit . It is thought the demand was an attempt to stop any last-minute changes to the speech that could potentially embarrass the Queen. Monday's address, which comes with the state opening of parliament, will be Elizabeth II's 65th Queen's Speech. She's expected to outline 22 bills - chief among which is the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, to be voted on if Mr Johnson secures a Brexit deal with the EU this week. The palace's demands for early copy of the speech left government departments in chaos as they rushed to get the wording ready. One Cabinet source told The Sun : “Number 10 is pretty worried they’ve hit rock bottom with the palace so they wanted to get the speech in early. “That left quite a lot of departments upset and in a flap, as a few things weren’t ready. It’s all been pretty messy and frantic.” Buckingham Palace is thought to be furious that the Queen has been dragged into the Brexit mess in recent months. And this from the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/politic...-still-fail-to-achieve-breakthrough-live-news The government’s Queen’s speech briefing pack (pdf), in the section on the EU (withdrawal agreement) bill, says one of the main benefits of the bill would be ensuring the UK leaves the EU with a deal on 31 October. But it is worth noting that the Queen herself, in her speech, did not commit to hitting the 31 October deadline. She just said: My government’s priority has always been to secure the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union on 31 October. The Queen’s speech is drafted by the government, but the palace is consulted and presumably the Queen’s aides would have been unhappy about her stating as fact that the UK would be leaving on 31 October when at the moment that is only an aspiration. She is more scrupulous about sticking to what’s true than her prime minister.