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Queen Elizabeth II Approves Government's Brexit Bill

File photo of Queen Elizabeth II. (Reuters)

File photo of Queen Elizabeth II. (Reuters)

Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay said on Twitter that the royal assent enables the United Kingdom to leave the European Union on January 31.

London: Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday formally approved the landmark law facilitating Britain's departure from the European Union at the end of this month.

"Her Majesty the Queen has now granted #RoyalAssent to the #BrexitBill which therefore becomes the #BrexitAct," Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay said on Twitter. "Enshrined in law, this enables the UK to leave the EU on 31st Jan."

first published:January 23, 2020, 20:46 IST