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The King’s Speech, 1917

The monarch’s speech marks the start of each session of parliament. This week, Queen Elizabeth II will open a new session of parliament in one of the great ceremonies of state. Ninety-five years ago, her grandfather opened the 1917-1918 session in a ceremony that replaced the normal splendour and pageantry with sombreness khaki.

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Posted by on 8 May 2012 in Events, Famous People

 

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