Jacob Rees-Mogg was fielding weekly questions in the Commons when he was asked by colleague Sir David Amess to agree to a debate on the monarchy in the United Kingdom. Referencing the recent Oprah Winfrey interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Sir David insisted Royal Family affairs should not be “aired in public.” Mr Rees-Mogg simply replied by reciting the national anthem after noting such a debate would steal all the time away from the legislative discussion.
He said: “Were we to have a debate to praise our sovereign lady, it would take up all the legislative time available in this House.
So all I would say is God save our gracious Queen, long live our noble Queen, God save the Queen. Send her victorious, happy and glorious, long to reign over us, God save the Queen.
“O Lord our God arise, scatter her enemies and make them fall.
“Confound their politics, frustrate their knavish tricks, on Thee our hopes we fix. God save us all.”
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