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State Opening 2017

UK House of Lords


The Lord Chancellor hands the speech to the Queen. The Queen's Speech is written by the government and is central to the State Opening ceremony because it sets out the government’s legislative agenda More information about State Opening Copyright House of Lords 2017 / Photography by Roger Harris. This image is subject to parliamentary copyright. www.parliament.uk