The Queen looks comfortable wearing the crown, with Royal Highness the Duke
by her side. Prince Charles and the Duchess were also there in the Palace at Westminster, joyfully enjoying the speech.
Today as Her Majesty gave her speech, the agenda for the State as it were, she looked relaxed,
It is an agenda of peace and harmony throughout the spheres of influence,
where Britain must compete and succeed in the world,
with creation of more jobs and opportunities,
where there is less red tape,
where there is protection of intellectual property,
clampdown on tax evasion.
There is to be Government support for mortgages and deposits;
working parents are to be given help with childcare;
move from welfare to work;
where aspiration and responsibility are rewarded.
Greater flexibility in the pay for Teachers.
The elderly will not have to sell their homes to pay for their care.
Interest rates are to be low for homeowners and businesses.
The High Speed 2 Railway Line is to be begun sooner, to give momentum to economic growth. Energy and Water infrastructures are to be upgraded and increased.
Further reforms in the Immigration system, to welcome those who would add to the economic life of this nation, and to discourage those who won't.
Increased investigation of crimes in cyberspace; reduce conflicts; help the fight against sexual violence around the world.
"May the blessings of Almighty God rest upon your counsel" with these words Her Majesty ended her speech, which essentially is wishing peace, fairness and prosperity for all those who work for it. A great speech, delivered by a Lady who is very much in touch with the tune and tempo of her times. After this, the Queen and HRH the Duke stood up and gave a Nod of Thanks to the audience.