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As the Queen made her way from Buckingham Palace to the House of Lords just after 11am, six-year-old cavalry horse Musaqaleh had other plans...The rider wasn't injured and stood up and saluted the Queen as she passed But incredibly, the unnamed
Chancellor George Osborne has been warned by Cabinet colleague Andrew Lansley, the Leader of the House, that a capital spending bid' running into several billions of pounds' is being prepared by the Palace authorities and will land on the Chancellor'
On Tuesday, Patrick abruptly postponed his final State of Commonwealth speech four hours before he was set to deliver it, saying it would not be safe to for hundreds of lawmakers and dignitaries to drive to and from State House during a major
Tony Benn, along with other cabinet ministers in Harold Wilson's newly elected Labour government, goes to the Palace to kiss hands on being appointed to the Privy Council. Afterwards, he writes in his diary: We then went up to the Queen one after
This follows the approval by the House of Representatives for the annual Throne Speech to be renamed the People's Speech. North East St Elizabeth Member of Parliament Raymond Pryce had last year tabled a motion for the address, which is delivered by
The famous address, which was depicted in the 2010 Colin Firth film, The King's Speech, had been written at least nine days before it was delivered...The typed document, the second draft of the speech, was retained by civil servant Harold Vale Rhodes,
The message was one of thrift and austerity, but the messenger was opulence incarnate. Britain's Conservative-led government on Wednesday announced a modest program of legislation to tighten immigration rules, curb welfare expenses, encourage
She made the remark in her annual speech to the joint houses of parliament Tuesday, touching on a range of topics. Scots will go to the polls next year to decide whether Scotland should stay in the United Kingdom or become independent.
Dennis Skinner's republican quips during the State Opening of Parliament have become part of our unwritten constitution. Today, as Black Rod summoned MPs to hear the monarch in the House of Lords (by tradition, the Queen cannot enter the Commons), he
At its heart, though, is a piece of relatively mundane Parliamentary business, the Queen's Speech, setting out the legislative priorities for the forthcoming session...The theatre of these speeches can often be as important as the substance,