Queen’s speech: What did Her Majesty announce today, Tuesday, May 11?
THE Queen carried out her annual speech to the House of Lords today.
Her Majesty attended the State Opening of Parliament to outline the political agenda of the Government.
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What was said during the Queen's speech?
The Queen arrived alongside the Prince of Wales, with the Duchess of Cornwall following behind.
It was Her Majesty's first official appearance in public in her role as head of state, and first engagement outside of Windsor Castle, since Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, died.
Speaking from her throne, The Queen said: "My government's priority is to deliver a national recovery from the pandemic that makes the United Kingdom stronger, healthier and more prosperous than before."
Before she added: "To achieve this, my government will level out opportunities across all parts of the United Kingdom."
Her Majesty announced a range of government plans to help homeowners and buyers.
Part of her speech was dedicated to fighting obesity in a bid to make Britain healthier.
It was also confirmed that pets will have their feelings protected by a new law.
The most notable shake-up to planning rules in more than 70 years was also announced.
Was the Queens speech affected by Covid?
The usual and pomp and ceremony associated with the prestigious event had to be scaled back due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Everyone in attendance hadto test negative for Covid beforehand and wear a mask.
A spokesperson for No 10 said: “While we are still in the middle of a pandemic this Queen’s Speech will look quite different.
"But, it is important that we take forward our plans and deliver policies to improve the lives of people across the country through a new parliamentary session.”
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