What If The Queen Refused To Sign?

28 March 2017, 15:53 | Updated: 28 March 2017, 17:19

The Queen

Mystery Hour Question

What would happen if the Queen refused to sign the Brexit bill? 
Mark, Barnet


** Definitive **
Name: Michael, Kimbolton
Qualification: History and Politics A-levels
Answer: The queen is legally allowed to refuse to sign a bill if she wishes. However, it is a constitutional convention and if she refused there might be be a constitutional crisis. In the past, this has lead to a civil war.