State Opening of Parliament

The ceremonial state opening of Parliament begins with the Queen’s procession leaving Buckingham Palace, passing Whitehall Palace, and… read more

The ceremonial state opening of Parliament begins with the Queen’s procession leaving Buckingham Palace, passing Whitehall Palace, and arriving at the Old Palace Yard of Westminster. The Queen dons her parliamentary robe and crown, orders Black Rod to summon the members of the House of Commons, then delivers her annual speech to the members of Parliament. The speech traditionally outlines the legislative agenda of the government for the upcoming year. An excellent narrative is provided by David Dimbleby. He also interviews members of Parliament about the ceremony, key points of the speech and the recent decision to televise proceedings of the House of Commons. close

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State Opening of Parliament

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Program ID:
10012-1
Category:
International Telecasts
Format:
Foreign Legislature
Location:
London, United Kingdom
First Aired:
Nov 21, 1989 | 10:24am EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Dec 31, 1989 | 12:36pm EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Nov 21, 1989 | 10:24am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 22, 1989 | 12:43am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 22, 1989 | 3:52am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 22, 1989 | 4:32am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 25, 1989 | 8:15pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 25, 1989 | 11:04pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 26, 1989 | 1:06pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 26, 1989 | 4:32pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 31, 1989 | 12:36pm EST | C-SPAN 2