This Prince Carlosheir british crownthis tuesday made history for change for the first time Queen Isabel II At the official opening of the parliamentThere, he read the government’s legislative program, which includes cost-of-living plans and measures against uncontrolled protests by environmental groups.
because of them mobility problemsThe 96-year-old monarch was forced to rescind her participation in this constitutional appointment, her first absence since 1963, when she was unable to sit in Parliament because she was pregnant with her youngest son, Prince Edward.
in a clear display Transition in the British monarchyThe 73-year-old Prince of Wales, who assumed the presidency on Tuesday, was accompanied by his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and their eldest son, the Duke of Cambridge, who was attending for the first time. time ceremony.
The legislative program is prepared by the Government to be read at this official opening of Parliament in Westminster.
ceremony with pomp
II. Despite Elizabeth’s absence, the act was celebrated with all the splendor commanded by traditionIn the House of Lords (above), where the imperial crown is not missing, it is placed on a red cushion, a symbol of the important relationship between monarchy and parliament.
In that room reserved for the Queen and for the nobility, Prince Charles followed rigor protocol by asking an envoy to listen to the House of Commons (lower house MPs) speech. As soon as the representative arrived in the House of Commons after walking down the corridor separating the two rooms in the Palace of Westminster, he was struck by a shock. traditional gesture and symbol of independence and the democratic power of the House of Commons.
Before the House of Commons, envoy with a stick the door slams loudly three times To forward Prince Charles’ call to MPs on behalf of the Head of State. After this event, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Labor Keir Starmer marched together to the House of Lords, followed by ministers, the so-called ‘shadow cabinet’ (Labour) and others. from the deputies.
In just ten minutes, the Prince of Wales, dressed in military uniform, read the letter from everyone in the Upper House—Lords in colorful ermine cloaks. Overview of the executive program for the next parliamentary term.
Johnson’s plan includes: 38 pieces of legislationincluding the measures alleviate the high cost of livingTo promote economic growth due to inflation and increase in energy prices and to reduce the economic and social inequalities that exist between different parts of the country.
The executive hopes to present a legislative project aimed at changing the community laws that remain in effect after Brexit. Among other things, the Government will present a project it wants to do. to combat the growing protests of some environmental groupsHe is punished with imprisonment of up to 12 months for interfering with the activities of airports or railways.
This measure aims to limit the activities of organizations such as Insulate Britain and Extinction Rebellion, which have taken drastic measures such as closing highways in recent years to draw attention to the climate crisis. Some opposition parties, such as the Liberal Democrats, consider this. these plans are “dangerous and cruel”.
Another piece of legislation the government hopes to give the green light to the privatization of Channel 4 television concerns the media.
By enacting these laws, the government majority in the House of Commons.