Big ceremony marks State Opening of Parliament

  • 27 May 2015
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Ayshah was in London to see The Queen arrive for the State Opening of Parliament

Westminster in London has seen a big ceremony today: the State Opening of Parliament and the Queen's Speech.

The big event brought parts of London to a standstill as Her Majesty The Queen travelled from Buckingham Palace to the Houses of Parliament to perform this important royal duty.

The Queen didn't actually write the speech but, in it, she sets out the Government's plans for the coming year.

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What is the Queen's speech?

Her Majesty was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, sitting in uniform at her side, with the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall watching on.

She delivered in eight minutes the first Conservative-only plan for the country since 1996.

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