“Casual” State Opening of Parliament 2017

June 22, 2017

According to the Crown Chronicles:

Today’s State Opening of Parliament was a casual affair…

Her Majesty arrived at the Houses of Parliament in a Bentley…instead of the traditional horse-drawn carriages.

The Imperial State Crown arrived ahead of the Royals, also in a car. The crown only leaves the Tower of London for coronations and the opening.

The Queen read out a speech, which sets out the government’s plans for the next year; however, this Queen’s Speech is to last for two sessions. 2018’s State Opening of Parliament has been cancelled, in order to ‘provide stability’ whilst Brexit negotiations are ongoing.

To read the entire article on the Crown Chronicles, please click here.

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