Elizabeth II said the speech from the throne without a crown for the first time in 43 years
British Queen Elizabeth II said the speech from the throne without a crown for the first time in 43 years, reports the Mirror.
As the paper explains, normally the throne speech and opening of Parliament is a major event with a “Royal robes, a gold crew and a heavy crown.”
But this time everything went in a more simple environment: among the reasons that immediately come to mind, the magazine says the hot weather, the age of Elizabeth II, the cheerless mood in the country due to the recent tragic events, but actually it was all planned in advance.
This is due to the early parliamentary elections in Britain, which is the opening ceremony of the Parliament was only a few days after trooping the colour — ceremonial parade in honour of the official birthday of the Queen.
Thus, the necessary rehearsal and preparation of two large-scale events not enough time. So, for example, Queen Elizabeth II arrived at Parliament in the car, not the crew, and instead of a crown wore a hat.
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