LONDON, United Kingdom (The Adobo Chronicles, Berlin Bureau) – Everyone knows that the role of the head of the monarchy is merely ceremonial and that the affairs of the government are run by duly-elected public officials.
But amidst the shock brought about by the historic U.K. vote to leave the European Union (EU), Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has opted to avail of a centuries-old provision in the constitution in which the head of the monarchy can undo a political move such as the Brexit vote once in every 25 years.
This is the first time in her queendom that the 90-year-old Elizabeth has used this obscure power.
In a palace proclamation today, the queen has nuillified the results of the Brexit vote on the grounds that proponents of the ‘leave campaign’ had misled the voters on the benefits for the U.K. in leaving the EU.
“Our monarchy and the government are based on the principles of truth and knighthood, and lies have no place in the kingdom,” the proclamation said.
Earlier, J.K. Rowling, author of the ‘Harry Potter’ series said that this was one time she hoped for magic, referring to the Brexit vote.
So, it’s status quo for the U.K. — an honorable member of the EU! And magic it was!