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What is the State opening of Parliament?

Post by: 12/04/2018 0 comments 1999 views

This video is a summary of the Opening of Parliament, its significance in the modern political era, and the principles behind it.

Video Information

This video covers:

  • The reason for the State opening of Parliament.
  • The crucial aspects of the State opening.
  • The role of the Monarch in relation to the State opening.
Information for Teachers

Teachers can use this video as an introductory tool for students, at the start of a lesson, or as a summary at the end.

The video provides a sound summary of main topic areas and covers key points, including:

  • The relevance of Monarchy in government.
  • The duties and contrast of Monarchy in the British governmental system.
  • The relevance and purpose of the State opening of Parliament.

With thanks to

  • Baroness Boothroyd

Image – Queen’s Speech (UK Parliament-Roger Harris)

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