speech from the throne


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speech from the throne

n
(Parliamentary Procedure) (in Britain and the dominions of the Commonwealth) the speech at the opening of each session of Parliament in which the Government outlines its legislative programme. It is read by the sovereign or his or her representative. Also called (esp Brit): King's speech or Queen's speech
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The governor, as her Majesty's representative, delivered what may be called the Speech from the Throne. He said what he had to say manfully and well.
He aded that His Majesty King Abdullah directed the government in the letter of designation and the speech from the throne towards a comprehensive national renaissance project in order to achieve what is hoped and expected about the second centennial of the Jordanian state, stressing the need to work and strive to transform challenges facing Jordan into opportunities.
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NNA - Queen Elizabeth II read out the speech from the throne in the House of Lords where Brexit dominated the ceremonial State Opening of Parliament.
HOW HER MAJESTY CAN REACH TRACK ON TIME 11am Leaves Buckingham Palace by car, instead of carriage 11.15am Arrives at the Sovereign's Entrance at the Houses of Parliament 11.30am Delivers the Queen's Speech from the throne in the House of Lords.
Queen Elizabeth II delivers the Queen's Speech from the throne during State Opening of Parliament
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In the 2013 Speech from the Throne, our government committed to end this unfair practice once and for all.

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