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Showing posts with label State Opening of British Parliament. Show all posts
Showing posts with label State Opening of British Parliament. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The State Opening of the British Parliament 2012


The State Opening of Parliament took place today, May 9, 2012. State Opening marks the formal start of the new 2012-13 parliamentary session. The primary purpose of this colorful state occasion is to set out the Government's legislative agenda in the Queen's Speech.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

State Opening of the British Parliament


H.M. Queen Elizabeth II presided over the State Opening of Parliament this morning. Today's pageantry, marking the start of a new legislative session, and the Queen's Speech can be seen here. The ceremony is the fifty-seventh of the Queen's reign and was first televised fifty years ago. The 1958 ceremony can be seen in the following video: