- Title: Britain's Queen Elizabeth travels to parliament for speech
- Date: 14th October 2019
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (OCTOBER 14, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS EXTERIORS OF UK PARLIAMENT UNION JACK FLYING ON PARLIAMENT BUILDING VARIOUS OF SECURITY OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT BEFORE QUEEN'S ARRIVAL PARLIAMENT WINDOWS PEOPLE STANDING IN PARLIAMENT WINDOW CEREMONIAL GUARDS ARRIVING AT PARLIAMENT AHEAD OF QUEEN'S SPEECH RAIN PUDDLE / PARLIAMENT
- Embargoed: 28th October 2019 10:48
- Keywords: Queen's Speech House of Lords parliament
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: European Union,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA002B12KQBR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Britain's Queen Elizabeth made her way by horse-drawn carriage to parliament on Monday (October 14) to deliver a speech to lawmakers setting out British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's agenda for his government.
The so-called Queen's Speech is the highlight of a day of elaborate pageantry in Westminster and is used to detail all the bills the government wants to enact in the coming year. It is written for the 93-year old monarch by the government.
But, with Brexit in the balance before a crucial week of talks, and an unpredictable election likely in the near future, rival parties said Johnson was misusing the politically-neutral queen by asking her to set out his election agenda.
The speech and accompanying notes set out an overview of more than 20 bills, including the legislation that is required to implement a Brexit deal - if Johnson is able to reach agreement with the EU this week.
(Production: Ben Makori, Kristian Brunse)
- Copyright Holder: REUTERS
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