Watch again: Charles sets out Government's agenda in Queen's Speech

10 May 2022, 10:56 | Updated: 10 May 2022, 14:40

By Daisy Stephens

Prince Charles has laid out the Government's plans for the next Parliamentary session after he stepped in at the last minute to read the Queen's Speech.

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The Queen's son outlined the Government's plans for the first time in her 70-year reign.

The monarch, 96, reluctantly pulled out of the major ceremonial occasion - nearly 60 years after she last missed it - following advice from her royal doctors as she continues to experience "episodic mobility problems".

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The Queen's Speech is written by the Government and sets out its agenda for Parliament's new session.

The plans announced include a crackdown on protests causing major disruption - such as those staged by eco groups Insulate Britain and Just Stop Oil.

The Speech also addressed the cost of living crisis.

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