The 93-year-old monarch wore a diamond diadem while the crown rested on a table beside her.Read more
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The BBC's Helen Catt explains the policies, the reaction, and what happens next.
A look at the fanfare and formality behind this year's State Opening of Parliament.
The Queen says the government's priority "has always been to secure the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union on the 31 October".
The Queen has set out plans to introduce new laws to protect savers.
Opening Parliament, she said the Government would introduce a bill that would target simpler oversight of pension plans.
The new laws would provide greater powers to prevent irresponsible management of private pension schemes, she said.
There are loads of strange rules and traditions in the UK dating back hundreds of years that still stand today. De'Graft checks out the old British traditions that are still followed in 2019