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What was Queen's Speech missing? Donald Trump

What was Queen's Speech missing? Donald Trump

"The visit wasn't mentioned in the Queen's Speech because a date hasn't been fixed yet", the spokesman said.

And for the first time since 1974 she will wear "day dress" and a hat rather than robes of state and Imperial State Crown to deliver her speech.

During her speech, the queen outlined the government's legislative program.

"Sadly, disabled people face many barriers to opportunity, which is why we were pleased to hear the Government making a firm commitment to tackle discrimination as part of today's Queen's Speech".

And that road map includes a whole lot of Brexit.

Britain is beginning negotiations for leaving the European Union.

Instead May's programme for government will be restricted to the technical work of making sure Brexit can happen: a bill that sets out how the government will transpose huge swathes of European Union law into British law.

Although there are no specific details about a new system, the United Kingdom government says it will be able to "control" numbers while attracting the "brightest and the best".




In other respects, her speech - which is shaped by the governing party's priorities - was notable for what it left out entirely.

The Queen's Speech in 2013 made no mention of South Korean President Park Geun-hye's state visit.

State visits for the upcoming year are normally listed by the Queen. The high-rise complex suffered a deadly blaze last week, in which scores of people were killed and still others were stripped of their homes.

The Queen confirmed that there would be a full public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire and that an independent public advocate, who will act for bereaved families after public disasters, would be introduced.

A barrage of Brexit legislation was unveiled in the Queen's Speech today as ministers confirmed eight separate new packages of laws were needed.

We don't know which side of the Brexit debate Her Majesty leans toward, but that didn't stop Twitter users from immediately interpreting what the the headgear meant.

In the meantime, onlookers both in the United Kingdom and overseas can content themselves that at least one of the beloved - and decidedly more eccentric - traditions of the Queen's Speech remains intact: the customary royal heckling.

For some three decades, Labour lawmaker Dennis Skinner has shouted a one-liner as the ceremony gets underway.


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