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Queen's Speech 2021: Queen Elizabeth makes 1st official appearance since Prince Philip's death

CA, 12 May 2021
Britain's Queen Elizabeth oversaw the official State Opening of Parliament on Tuesday - her first ceremonial appearance since the death of her husband, Prince Philip.

In the speech delivered by the monarch on behalf of the government, a raft of post-pandemic laws were presented as Prime Minister Boris Johnson promises to tackle inequality and "level up" the country.

The scale of the ceremony was drastically stripped back because of he COVID-19 pandemic, with the queen wearing a day dress instead of the usual robes and crown.

She outlined several bills the government hopes to pass during the next year on everything from job creation and healthcare to stripping back post-Brexit bureaucracy.

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