This will be the first time since 1963 that the Queen will have missed this constitutional ceremony

The Queen’s speech will be delivered in Parliament by Prince Charles

What is the Queen’s speech? The Queen’s Speech enables the Government to outline its proposed policies and legislation for the coming session

The Queen’s arrival at Parliament is typically a grand affair, as she travels from Buckingham Palace to Westminster by carriage.

For the first time since 1963, she will not be attending this year’s state opening

When is the Queen’s  speech held? A Queen’s speech usually happens once a year

Before the speech, MPs are summoned to the House of Lords by an official known as Black Rod

Before entering the House of Commons, Black Rod has the door shut in their face, symbolising the chamber’s independence from monarchy

Who writes the Queen’s speech? It is written by ministers and the speech usually takes about 10 minutes

After the speech is delivered, MPs gather in the House of Commons to begin debating about it

At the end of the debate, there is a vote