The UK’s Queen Elizabeth has urged Britons to come together to “seek out the common ground,” a coded plea to the British political class to resolve the Brexit crisis that has shocked investors and allies alike.
The queen made the remarks on Thursday at the Women’s Institute in Norfolk near her Sandringham estate in eastern England, though she did not mention Brexit explicitly.
“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,” the monarch said.
The comments, a rare foray for the 92-year-old queen into the political sphere, were quickly interpreted by UK government ministers as broad support of their desperate search for a compromise over Brexit.
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