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State Opening of Parliament, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishState Opening of Parliament, thethe State Opening of ParliamentˌState ˌOpening of ˈParliament, the 🔊 🔊 the occasion each year when the British Queen officially opens the Parliament after its summer recess (=the period when Parliament is closed), and makes a speech saying what the government plans to do during the next year. This is seen as a very traditional British event and is always shown on television. The Queen arrives in a carriage pulled by horses, and various officials wear colourful old-fashioned clothes. see also Queen’s speech, the
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