Queen is delaying the recording of her “personal and emotional” Christmas speech until after today's No Deal Brexit date
- The Queen's speech is usually filmed in early December but postponed
- Sources suggest the speech could be changed depending on the outcome of the Brexit talks
- Monarch wrote a "personal and emotional" message but has not yet finished it
- Today has been set as the deadline for the signing of an agreement between the UK and the EU
The Queen has postponed the recording of her annual Christmas speech until next week after the country's Brexit deadline expires.
The monarch is said to have written a "personal and emotional" message but has not yet finished it as the UK's deadline for talks with the EU expires today.
The Prime Minister is expected to speak to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, around noon today, about the future of trade talks after Brexit.
The Queen's speech is usually filmed in early December but postponed until next week while the country waits to see if the UK and EU can reach a deal after Brexit
It is believed that the Queen will adjust her speech depending on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations.
A source told The Sun, “She usually films it in early December, certainly in the middle of the month, but this time it's later than usual.
“There is talk of it happening on Wednesday or Thursday.
"By then, the country could be a completely different place, where we might leave the EU without a deal."
Talks stalled due to disagreements on issues such as fisheries, and December 13th was set as the final deadline to either sign a contract or prepare to move forward with no-deal plans.
The Queen is believed to be speaking about the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the country this year.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson was embroiled in discussions of disagreements on issues such as the fisheries that are stalling them. December 13th has been set as the final deadline to either sign a contract or prepare to move forward with the no-deal plans that go into effect on January 1st
In her speech last year, which was watched by 8 million viewers, the Queen addressed a "bumpy" 2019.
Prince Philip faced a police investigation into a car accident, Prince Harry acknowledged tension in his relationship with his older brother William, and Harry's wife Meghan admitted she was struggling with her new life as Queen.
The royal family's biggest "bump", however, was the aftermath of the Duke of York's disastrous Newsnight interview about his relationship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
She also discussed the sense younger generations have shown in addressing issues such as climate change.
She said the message was a reminder of what can be achieved when people give up their differences and "come together in a spirit of friendship and reconciliation".