State Opening of Parliament: how it happens | House of Lords

The State Opening of Parliament (the formal start of the parliamentary year) takes place next week, on 11 May 2021. Watch this short video to find out what happens. Read more about the upcoming State Opening and find links to watch live on the day: 00:00 – Intro 00:04 – The State Opening of Parliament 00:50 – Outro #StateOpening #QueensSpeech Catch-up on questions, committee meetings, plus checking and changing draft laws in the #HouseofLords: Watch live events: Read the latest news: Stay up to date with the House of Lords on social media: Twitter: Instagram: Facebook: