The 92-year-old Monarch highlighted the deep divisions in the country over the UK’s departure from the EU. She was speaking at a Sandringham Women’s Institute event when she made the carefully crafted comment. Now more Royal figures are planning to speak out on the contentious issue, with insiders claiming “there will be more to come in the weeks and months ahead”.
Buckingham Palace sources have revealed the Queen has also asked members of her family to promote compromise and a less embittered debate, according to The Sun.
The revelation comes after Her Majesty called for “respect” and a “coming together” on Thursday night.
She said: “As we look for new answers in the modern age, I for one prefer the tried and tested recipes, like speaking well of each other and respecting different points of view; coming together to seek out the common ground; and never losing sight of the bigger picture.
“These approaches are timeless, and I commend them to everyone.”
Now Charles, Prince of Wales and his sons, the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex are reportedly also gearing up to add their voices to the nationwide discussion.
The Queen’s constructive words came amid the threat of a Commons shutdown over the Brexit deadlock as embattled Prime Minister Theresa May attempts to win support for her beleaguered Brexit blueprint.
However, a Palace source said last night: “Her Majesty would never try to influence a vote.
“Seeking to raise the tone of public debate, urging cooperation not conflict among those with power and influence — that is the job of her and her family.
“There will be more to come in the weeks and months ahead.”
It emerged last week Brexit saboteurs could attempt to drag the Monarch into the constitutional tug of war over the UK’s EU departure.
Sir Stephen Laws QC said moves by MPs to take control of Parliament would break promises not to involve the monarch in party politics and risk utter chaos.
The former Government advisor explained the Queen could be asked to be the “ultimate referee” and could withhold Royal assent for a Brexit Bill – something which hasn’t happened in more than 300 years.
Writing for Policy Exchange think-tank he said: “It is a sacred duty of all UK politicians not to involve the Monarch in politics.
“They have a constitutional responsibility to resolve difficulties between themselves.
“However, might not a Government in that situation think that this was precisely the last resort for which the Royal Assent process is retained?”
Of the claims, the Prime Minister’s spokesman said: “I have seen or heard no discussions about that.”