It was a State Opening steeped in tradition- but less conventional was the frosty silence as Labour's acting leader Harriet Harman walked with the Prime Minister.
Equally unimpressed SNP members chose to wear the white rose of Scotland, a nationalist symbol - but will they prove to be a thorn in the government's side?
ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Wiener reports:
The party said the flower was worn in homage to poet Hugh MacDiarmid who wrote the ode 'The Little White Rose of Scotland'.
An EU referendum, more Scottish powers and tax freezes - but Cameron stopped short of scrapping the Human Rights Act, for now.
More powers for Wales, a ban on income tax rises and more free childcare are at the heart of the Conservative's Queen's Speech.