Prime Minister Theresa May must convince her Conservative lawmakers on Monday that she should stay as party leader after an election gamble that has plunged British politics into chaos a week before formal talks to leave the European Union begin.
The result came as a surprise to many, with opinion polls prior to the election sitting in May's favour.
Britain's Press Association says May, who was greeted with around 25 seconds of table banging and a brief cheer, told lawmakers at the closed-door meeting that she planned to sort out the problems facing her party.
In Thursday's election, the Conservatives won 318 of the 650 House of Commons seats, 12 fewer than the party had before the snap election and eight short of the 326 needed for an outright majority.
Pressure on Theresa May to pursue a more cross-party approach to Brexit with greater focus on the economy is growing amid reports of secret talks between Cabinet ministers and Labour MPs. "He's in a permanent leadership campaign so I am not sure it qualifies as news", he said.
Negotiations on Britain's exit from the European Union are due to start next Monday.
May's plan involves leaving the EU's single market and imposing restrictions on immigration while trying to negotiate a free-trade deal with the bloc.
The government prepares the speech for the monarch, and reportedly it had two versions ready before the election; one to be used in the case of a Conservative majority, and one for an outright Labour victory.
Boris Johnson, the pro-Brexit Foreign Secretary who is viewed as one of the most likely potential challengers, responded to speculation that he was plotting a leadership bid with a newspaper column calling on his colleagues to rally behind May.
He told Sky News: "It's in the week of next week, basically, the first discussions".
Nicky Morgan, the former education secretary, said: "I think it is fairly clear that Theresa May can not lead us into another election, obviously we don't know when that is going to happen".
"We're all hugely proud, fond and respectful of her as a person". "She was clear she was responsible".
"We are going to see, I hope, more collective decision-making in the cabinet".
The DUP wants no extension to Northern Ireland's limitations on terminations, which restrict the procedure to when a woman's life is at risk or there is a permanent or serious risk to her mental or physical health.
Although she did not comment on the rumors of loosening the ban on the march, DUP leader Arlene Foster said in a statement that her party would "be working to agree arrangements that can provide the whole nation with good government".
Johnson said there should be no attempts to oust May as prime minister, but also indicated that there must be "no backsliding" on Brexit.
With her government majority at zero, May has no control over Parliament a week away from the Queen's Speech, when new laws are presented, and the scheduled start of Brexit talks.