State Opening of Parliament

On the first day of the new Parliamentary session, Queen Elizabeth delivered a speech from the throne in the House of Lords. The speech was written by the government, and outlined its priorities for the coming year. Members of the House of Commons and House of Lords attended the official ceremony. The royal procession in which the queen travels by horse-drawn coach from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster and other ceremonial aspects of the occasion were part of the live simulcast.

The program included BBC news commentary amid coverage of the pomp and circumstance of the official ceremony.

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