March 14, 2017 / 12:58 PM / 4 months ago

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

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends a news conference during the EU Summit in Brussels, Belgium, March 9, 2017.Dylan Martinez

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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