CHEERS rung out across the House of Commons as Speaker John Bercow announced Her Majesty the Queen has signed the Article 50 bill into law.
The Queen’s signature now formally gives Theresa May permission to trigger Article 50 whenever she sees fit, something she is expected to do in the coming days.
Mr Bercow said: “I have to notify the house that Her Majesty has signified her Royal ascent to the following act: The European Union Notification of Withdrawal Act 2017.”
MPs let out an audible gasp followed by loud cheers and shouts of “hear, hear” as the revelation was announced.
After worming its way through both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the Notification of Withdrawal Act was signed by Her Royal Highness just before 11am this morning.