Traditionally, the Queen gives a speech each year to outline the government's plans. This year, pandemic recovery took center stage. It was the Queen's first major public appearance since the funeral of her husband Prince Philip last month.
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Only 30 people, including his widow Queen Elizabeth, were allowed to attend, due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The ceremony saluted both his service to the Royal Navy and support for the UK monarch.
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