Half a year ago the prime minister asked the queen to suspend parliament and she approved.
UK government queen suspend parliament
Another new said Supreme Court said suspending parliament was unlawful
Supreme Court: suspending parliament was unlawful
Now dissolving parliament is a power beyond that. I've seen people from UK saying the queen doesnt have the power to do so and others saying she could.
This article talks about powers, rights, and duties and it's unclear if she can do that or not.
Duties, rights and powers of H.M. the Queen
First it says
Her Majesty’s actual rights as a Queen are only three:
- The right to be consulted by the Prime Minister
- To encourage certain courses of action
- To warn against others
But later it says
A Commonwealth Realm is a country which has The Queen as its Monarch. The Queen is Head of State (Queen) of 15 Commonwealth realms in addition to the UK. She is also Head of the Commonwealth itself, a voluntary association of 53 independent countries. From Australia to Antigua, Canada to Cameroon, the Commonwealth is a remarkable international organisation, spanning every geographical region, religion and culture. It exists to foster international co-operation and trade links between people all over the world
Powers of the Queen:
- The power to appoint and dismiss the Prime Minister
- The power to appoint and dismiss other ministers.
- ----> The power to summon, prorogue and dissolve Parliament <-----
- The power to make war and peace
- The power to command the armed forces of the United Kingdom
- The power to regulate the Civil Service
- The power to ratify treaties
- The power to issue passports
- The power to appoint bishops and archbishops of the Church of England
- The power to create peers (both life peers and hereditary peers).
So, can the Queen of UK dissolve the parliament or not?