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09-05-2012 : STATE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT

In her speech today The Queen identified how the Government hopes to focus on economic reforms and family friendly policies in the year ahead.

The Queen opened her 69th Speech by saying it would be ministers first priority to reduce the deficit and restore economic stability.

She went on to talk about voter friendly measures, such as improving the lives of children and families.

The State Opening of Parliament marks the start of the parliamentary year and is the main ceremonial event of the parliamentary calendar.

For over 500 years, State Opening has served as a symbolic reminder of the unity of Parliaments three parts the Sovereign, the House of Lords and the House of Commons.

The State Opening ceremony takes place in the House of Lords Chamber but it is not a sitting of the House of Lords.

You can visit the House of Parliament on a Canal Boat Holiday booked from Aldermaston Marina.

On a Canal Boat Holiday from Aldermaston explore the Kennet And Avon Canal and cruise the River Thames to London.

Moor up your Canal Boat and explore the wonderful sights that the towpaths of London have to offer.

Explore the attractions of the city along the River Thames including The Houses of parliament, The London Eye, Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade,Tate Britain, Westminster Abbey and Tower Bridge.

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