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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...
Black Rod (centre), the Queen's representative in Parliament, plays a key role in the ceremony summoning MPs from the Commons to listen to the Queen's Speech in the Lords chamber