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Summary

  1. The Queen sets out government's plans
  2. Because of short notice, less pomp than usual
  3. Duke of Edinburgh unwell so does not attend
  4. Prince Charles steps in for the occasion
  5. Brexit dominates with 8 of 27 bills
  6. This year's event follows snap election

Live Reporting

By Jackie Storer and Alex Hunt

All times stated are UK

  1. Recap: Queen's Speech day

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    Video caption: Queen's Speech in 90 seconds

    The roads around Parliament are still closed off, but the (slightly reduced) pomp and ceremony of the Queen's Speech has mostly left Westminster. MPs are back doing what they're used to - arguing with each other in the House of Commons. Here's a recap of the day so far:

    Here's a bill-by-bill guide - and here's Laura Kuenssberg's verdict. The BBC political editor says the speech "confirmed the reality of Theresa May's fall from grace".

    Thanks for joining us today - there are a few days of debate on the Queen's Speech ahead in the Commons before the crunch vote next Thursday - you can follow it as it happens thanks to our colleagues from BBC Parliament.

  2. Government will show 'humility and resolve' after election

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    Baroness Evans of Bowes Park

    Leader of the House Baroness Evans of Bowes Park, who held the Cap of Maintenance aloft earlier today during the Queen's Speech, now responds to the brief debate from the government benches.

    She begins by saying that she looks forward to the House of Lords playing its important constitutional role in the issues that the country faces.

    The legislative process outlined in the Queen's Speech "recognises and grasps" the opportunities that lie ahead for the UK outside the EU, she says.

    Baroness Evans tells peers that although the election result was not the one the Conservatives had hoped for - they would show "humility and resolve" in the face of the message sent by the British people.

  3. SNP calls for single market option to be revived

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    Mr Blackford goes on to call for renewed talks with Scotland over Brexit and for the single market to be "back on the table".

    He also says the SNP will make the case for a "credible alternative to austerity".

  4. UK an object of pity in Europe after election - Lib Dem leader in the Lords

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    Lord Newby

    The Liberal Democrat leader in the House of Lords Lord Newby, responds to the speech on behalf of his over 100 Lib Dem colleagues in the chamber with the red seats.

    After joining Baroness Smith in praising the proposer and seconder of the proceedings today and praising the emergency services, he launches into an attack on the government.

    He says the Conservative manifesto treated the electorate like children over money - "not to worry our pretty little heads about it" - and called the election a cynical attempt to exploit a brief window of opportunity to shore up the Conservative's own position.

    The result has left a "weakened prime minister and squabbling ministers" which has made the UK an object of pity across Europe, he says.

  5. Watch: Powers could be curtailed, Jones claims

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    Video caption: Queen's Speech: Welsh powers could be curtailed, Jones says

    First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones says Brexit legislation in the Queen's Speech could impinge on devolution.

  6. SNP attacks government's approach to Brexit

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    Mr Blackford says contrary to what the government promised, many are now feeling "uncertainty and instability".

    "A strong and stable approach might have involved the prime minister seeking consensus on Brexit," he argues.

    He says they have "no plan, no mandate and no credible government".

    "Scotland voted clearly and decisively to remain... I had hoped a compromise might be found that would work for all nations of the UK", he continues, but instead the government is pursuing a "power grab".

  7. House of Commons has primacy - not the government: Baroness Smith

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    Baroness Smith raises the election and one of the primary reasons that Theresa May gave for it - that of unelected peers frustrating the Brexit process.

    She says that there was nothing extraordinary about the amendments peers voted for on the Brexit process, saying "It is what we do".

    She also promises a "strong, challenging and robust" opposition but says peers will always recognise the primacy of the Commons.

    But she reminds peers that the House of Commons has primacy - not the executive or government.

    "They are not the same," she says.

  8. The journey from youth to experience

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    Baroness Smith of Basildon

    Labour's leader in the House of Lords, Baroness Smith of Basildon, rises to respond to the debate in the House of Lords.

    She says that the proposer and seconder of the motion for the Queen's speech should be a "wise experienced sage and a young up and coming peer" - which prompts an eye-roll from Lord Forsyth.

    "It's remarkable how quickly you can move from one to the other," she says.

  9. SNP Westminster leader pays tribute to Angus Robertson

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    The SNP's new Westminster leader, Ian Blackford, pays tribute to his predecessor Angus Robertson and former first minister Alex Salmond.

    He promises Nicola Sturgeon will continue to be "a thorn in the government's side".

    He joins tributes to the victims of recent terrorist attacks and the fatal fire in Kensington.

  10. PM: Brexit needs a strong economy behind it

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    Towards the end of her speech in the Commons Theresa May said the government would respect the will of the British people and "see Brexit through".

    She said she wanted to see a Brexit deal "that will work for every part of the country".

    "If we're going to grasp the opportunities as we leave the EU we need to build a stronger economy," she said.

    Tough decisions taken after the financial crash "have paid off" with the deficit down by three quarters, employment up by 2.9m and four million of the lowest paid out of income tax, she says.

    "Inequality has been reduced to its lowest level for 30 years," she added.

  11. May: A difficult time for our country

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    Theresa May concludes by saying "this has been a difficult time for our country - many parents are worried" about the world their children are growing up in.

    But, she adds, "we are a resilient country" and will show "compassion, unity and resolve".

    There's some disquiet as she notes "not every problem can be solved by an act of Parliament - but it is a step forward".

  12. 'Country has courage and decency at its core'

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    Baroness Bertin

    Conservative peer Baroness Bertin, who was David Cameron's press secretary, seconds the Queen's speech.

    She recalls a moment when she was a new peer when the doorkeepers tried to usher her from the chamber by mistake - remarking that they should remember that peers, like policemen, are getting younger.

    The peer says she has written her speech today on paper rather than on goatskin parchment, as she thought she should, because she is meant to be a moderniser.

    She speaks with passion about those in the emergency services who have risked and lost their lives during recent attacks and tragedies.

    This shows that "this country has courage and decency at its core", she says.

  13. May: The sooner we can address mental health, the better

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    Theresa May says the government wants to put in place a new Mental Health Act and ensure every primary and secondary school has a member of staff who is trained and knows how to deal with mental health issues.

    "The earlier we can address these issues, then the better we can deal with them and the better life we can ensure these people with mental health have," she says.

  14. May challenged on negotiating skills

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    Labour's Kevin Brennan refers to Mrs May as "the interim PM", asking how she is going to negotiate Brexit with 27 countries if she cannot reach a deal with 10 DUP MPs.

    The prime minister thanks David Davis for his work so far in Brussels on Brexit talks.

  15. A few lordly digs at political opponents

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    Lord Forsyth of Drumlean

    Lord Forsyth of Drumlean spends a few moments poking fun at his political rivals - most notably the SNP who do not take seats in the House of Lords and seek its abolition.

    He says that whilst the election campaign was not the Tory Party's finest hour, it had some unexpected highlights. "Alex Salmond," he says simply, which causes laughter in the chamber.

    "I knew I could unite this House," he says.

    On Labour, Lord Forsyth remarks that the the new "rapturous enthusiasm" on the opposite benches for Jeremy Corbyn "is matched only by their relief that he isn't running the country".

    "Oh yes Labour now have momentum but sadly for them, Momentum now have Labour."

    (Lord Forsyth is referring to the grassroots organisation which supports Jeremy Corbyn's leadership.)

  16. 'Wooing the youth vote' in the House of Lords

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    Lord Forsyth of Drumlean

    Conservative peer Lord Forsyth of Drumlean proposes the Queen's Speech in the House of Lords, calling it a "singular and unexpected honour" and telling the chamber that he suspects his selection is part of a campaign by the chief whip to woo the youth vote.

    He says that the Queen has never missed a day at Royal Ascot since her coronation - and says that he wishes her to be rewarded for her public service by her horse winning this afternoon.

    Lord Forsyth speaks of Theresa May in the wake of the election, saying that she does not deserve the attacks she has received.

    "It is not in our country's interest to trash our prime minister in a time of uncertainty," he says.

  17. PM pays tribute to Jo Cox's husband

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    The prime minister has paid tribute to Brendan Cox, the husband of murdered Labour MP Jo Cox, "for the extraordinary courage and strength he has in dealing with such personal tragedy and for honouring her memory in such an inspring way".

    She says that the best way to honour Mrs Cox is to "show that in our United Kingdom, hope will always triumph over hate".