March 14, 2017 / 12:56 PM / 4 months ago

Brexit legislation will get queen's approval in coming days - May

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip join Prime Minister Theresa May, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Amber Rudd at a ceremonial welcome at Horse Guards Parade for Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos and his wife Maria Clemencia de Santos, in central London, Britain November 1, 2016. The President is on a state visit to Britain.Stefan Wermuth

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday that Queen Elizabeth would formally approve legislation giving the government the power to trigger exit talks with the European Union in the coming days.

Once the bill receives 'Royal Assent', May can begin divorce talks at any time, although her spokesman hinted on Monday that any such decision was likely to come towards the end of the month rather than in the coming days.

Reporting by William James; editing by Michael Holden

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