Queen Elizabeth II has outlined legislative agenda dominated by preparation for Britain's departure from the European Union.
The speech was brief — a reflection of Prime Minister Theresa May's diminished power following a disastrous snap election in which she lost her majority
The queen is carrying on with royal duties despite the announcement that her husband, Prince Philip, has been hospitalized. Prince Charles accompanied her for the speech.
Buckingham Palace said that Philip, 96, was admitted a hospital as a precaution for treatment of an infection.