JILL LAWLESS and RAF CASERT
LONDON (AP) — Brexit divorce talks in Brussels are making slow progress, both sides said Monday as some EU ministers said they could even spill into next week. Across the Channel, Britain dragged out a horse-drawn carriage and a diamond-encrusted crown so the queen could read out the government's post-Brexit plans to Parliament.
In terms of historical importance, the painstaking paragraph-by-paragraph talks at the EU's glass-and-steel Berlaymont headquarters seriously outweighed the regal ritual in which an ermine-draped monarch delivered a speech on the priorities of a Conservative government that could be out of office within weeks.
But the spectacle, complete with a Household Cavalry equestrian escort, lords in scarlet robes and jewels