Her Majesty has said the Government aims to "increase the life chances for the most disadvantaged" and would "continue to bring public finances under control so Britain lives within its means" as she began the reading of this year's Queen's Speech.
The early measures outlined included an investment in infrastructure, faster broadband being rolled out around the country, plans to tackle money laundering and tax evasion following the recent London summit and the introduction of a 7-day NHS.
Black Rod knocks on the Commons to summon MPs to hear the Queen's speech.
The tradition is one of the most well-known in the State Opening of Parliament.
Traditionally the door is slammed in Black Rod's face to symbolise the Commons independence.
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The Queen's 90th birthday has been marked with a spectacular, star-studded show featuring more than 900 horses and 1,500 performers.
The monarch's family joined her in the royal box for the two-hour show in the grounds of Windsor Castle, with the event televised live by ITV.
ITV News royal correspondent Tim Ewart reports
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have arrived for her 90th birthday celebrations in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
They were greeted by Prince Charles before taking their seats for the show.