State Opening of Parliament

In an annual ceremony at Westminster, Queen Elizabeth II convened the British Parliament. She delivered a speech drawn up by the… read more

In an annual ceremony at Westminster, Queen Elizabeth II convened the British Parliament. She delivered a speech drawn up by the government, which outlines its priorities for the coming year. The State Opening follows the May 6th, 2010, general election, which produced a new Prime Minister, Conservative David Cameron. He is the leader of a coalition government between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats.

The Queen delivered the speech from the throne in the House of Lords. Attending are members of the House of Lords and members of the newly-elected House of Commons. close

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State Opening of Parliament

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Program ID:
293689-1
Category:
International Telecasts
Format:
Foreign Legislature
Location:
London, United Kingdom
First Aired:
May 25, 2010
Last Aired:
May 31, 2010

Airing Details

  • May 25, 2010 | 5:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 25, 2010 | 10:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 26, 2010 | 1:57am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 26, 2010 | 5:43am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 30, 2010 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 31, 2010 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1