In Pictures: The Queen’s Speech 2017
The crown was driven in its very own car.
The Queen's Speech happened on Wednesday 21 June – an annual event at the state opening of parliament, when the monarch reads out the British government's legislative plans to parliamentarians in the House of Lords.
This year saw a scaled-back ceremony with the Queen arriving by car rather than carriage and not wearing the Imperial State Crown or the Robes of State. Take a look at this year's Queen's Speech in pictures.