King’s Speech: What is it and why is it important?
BBC News says King Charles will deliver the King’s Speech as part of the State Opening of Parliament on 7 November 2023.
It will be his first King’s Speech since becoming monarch – although he gave the Queen’s Speech on behalf of his mother in May 2022.
What is the King’s Speech?
The King’s Speech provides the government with an opportunity to outline its priorities for the months ahead.
Formally called the Speech from the Throne, it is a key part of the State Opening of Parliament ceremony, which marks the start of the parliamentary year.
The next session of Parliament is likely to be the last before the general election, which must take place by January 2025.