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Migrant curbs in Queen's Speech

Measures to tackle immigration are among the measures unveiled in the Queen's Speech, as the Government unveils its legislative plans this coming year.

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Queen attends her 70th State Opening of Parliament

This year marks the 70th year of the Queen attending the State Opening of Parliament.

Queen Elizabeth II proceeds through the Royal Gallery during the State Opening of Parliament last year Credit: Richard Pohle/The Times/PA Archive

Queen Elizabeth began attending with her father before she became Queen in 1943.

During this time there has been two occasions where the Queen did not attend, the first when she was pregnant with Prince Andrew, and the second when pregnant with Prince Edward.

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