The first all-Conservative Queen's Speech for two decades drew praise, anger and concern.
While much of the reaction will focus on the future of the UK's membership of the European Union, human rights and immigration, there were differing responses to issues closer to home.
Unions pledged to fight plans to introduce a threshold in strike ballots, while business leaders welcomed measures to increase the number of jobs and apprenticeships.
Christine Blower, general secretary of the National Union of Teachers, said: "This is a Queen's Speech which entrenches inequality.
"Visits to food banks will increase as benefit cuts bite, the sale of housing association stock will not address the housing crisis and more families will be uprooted due to the bedroom tax."
While Jon Sparkes, chief executive of Crisis, said: "The Government's plan to cut housing benefit for 18-21 year-olds could spell disaster for thousands of young people who cannot live with their parents.
"At an age when other young people are leaving home to travel, work or study, growing numbers could be facing homelessness and the terrifying prospect of roughing it on the streets."
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have left Kensington Palace with four-day-old Princess Charlotte for their Norfolk home Anmer Hall.
William and Kate headed out of London with their new baby and her elder brother Prince George as they made their way to their home in East Anglia.
They will spend the first few weeks of the princess's life in their refurbished Georgian mansion on the Queen's private Sandringham estate as they get to grips with looking after both a newborn and a toddler.
The couple's Range Rover, being driven by William with Kate in the front passenger seat, was seen leaving Kensington Palace on what was Princess Charlotte's first outing since leaving hospital.
Kensington Palace confirmed the family had set off for Anmer Hall.
William is on two weeks paternity leave from his job as an air ambulance helicopter pilot and is expected to start the final phase of his training at the beginning of June.
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The Queen has left Kensington Palace after meeting her newborn great-granddaughter, Princess Charlotte, for the first time.
Dressed in a lilac ensemble, the Queen arrived this afternoon to meet the newest member of the royal family.
Charlotte's grandparents - including Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, as well as Kate's parents Michael and Carole Middleton - have already visited the baby princess.
She was born on Saturday morning, weighing 8lbs 3oz.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have formally registered the birth of Princess Charlotte.
The Duke of Cambridge signed the birth register at Kensington Palace this afternoon witnessed by a Registrar from Westminster Register Office.
The Queen has arrived at Kensington Palace to meet her great-granddaughter Princess Charlotte.