When was the last time British royalty dissolved parlement?



In the UK, 1831 when William IV dissolved Parliament.


The Queen has the authority to dissolve parliament at any time. These days it’s always at the request of the Prime Minister, even though there is legislation in effect establishing fixed terms. Every time the fixed term comes to an end the election process requires that the monarch issue a writ dissolving parliament and calling an election. The law in The UK also permits the government of the day to request that parliament be dissolved for an early election by a two thirds majority vote of the cabinet ministers. The last time this clause of the relevant law was used occurred on 19 April 2017. The Royal Proclamation, under section 2(7) of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 was issued by HM The Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister on 25 April, with the election held on 8 June.


18 April 2017. At the request of the Prime Minister, Theresa May, the Queen dissolved Parliament and signed the writ for a General Election to be held on 8 June.


When the Prime Minister asked her.

Clo G.-B.

Before the last general election. The Prime Minister, Theresa May, asked that the Queen call for general elections April, 2017.


Before the last general election. The PM tells the queen that the current government has been defeated and that a new government must be formed. The writ is then issued in the name of the queen.

Baron Clownish

The last time it happened against the wishes of the Government was in Australia in 1975.

DR + Mrs Bears face

HI this happens when a new parliament is formed. by the queen.


At the last general election, the prime minister goes to her, says that they are calling an election and the queen says parliament is dissolved, it may be in writing too.

Tad Dubious

Hind, that was the time British folk couldn't spell Parliament. I remember it as if it was yesterday.


1975 at request of governor Kerr Australian governor general PM Whiltam was sacked


They don't do much, their role is strictly ceremonial.


The monarchy would be abolished and the royals stripped of their titles if they ever interfered in politics in the present day. The people via Parliament are supreme, not the archaic and highly irrelevant monarchy.


Parliament is Supreme over the Nation. the King / Queen are stooges / Puppets of Parliament. worldwide.