Her Majesty's answer
- 1. The inclusion of unusual matter in the Address has caused variations in the reply. Thus Queen Victoria's answer to the Address, 10 June 1859, which contained a paragraph affirming that Her Majesty's then present advisers did not possess the confidence of the House of Commons, stated that Her Majesty had thereupon taken measures for the formation of a new administration: CJ (1859) 219. When a paragraph similar in form was added to the Address, the usual order was made for the presentation of the Address; but no answer from Her Majesty was presented to the House. When an amendment which occasioned a change of administration was added to the Address, the Sovereign's answer was of a wholly formal character: CJ (1886) 57; ibid (1924) 32.