The Queen was this week absent from the State Opening of Parliament, leaving Prince Charles to stand in amid the traditional pomp and ceremony.
The image of the Prince of Wales delivering a speech on behalf of his mother was a “striking visual moment in an ongoing transition of power”, The Washington Post said, and an opportunity for the public to “glimpse what he might be like as king”.
Prince Charles announced 38 new bills that the government intends to pass in the coming year, as Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party seek to reinvigorate their government following “Partygate” and a disappointing performance in the local elections.
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