Queens Speech – did you know ?

The Queen's Speech - Did you know? The current practice of opening Parliament from the House of Lords where the Sovereign reads the Speech from the throne began in 1536. Before then it was in the Painted Chamber at the far end of the Lords. It was demolished in 1847. The Duke of Edinburgh has not accompanied the Queen on nine occasions. On two occasions she was unescorted, in 1964 and March 1974 when there was a scaled-down ceremony. The ceremony was first shown on TV in 1958 but was n...
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The Faces of the Next Five Years

All 18 seats have now been declared in the general election in Northern Ireland with eight DUP, four Sinn Féin, three SDLP, two Ulster Unionists and one independent elected. There were a total of 138 candidates in Northern Ireland and 1.2m people were eligible to vote. Fermanagh and South Tyrone Tom Elliott (UUP) East Belfast Gavin Robinson (DUP) South Antrim - Danny Kinahan (UUP) Lagan Valley Jeffrey Donaldson (DUP) Foyle Mark Durkan (SDLP) North Antrim&nbsp...
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