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A speech from the throne (or throne speech) is an event in certain monarchies in which the reigning sovereign (or a representative) reads a prepared speech to members of parliament, outlining the government's agenda for the coming session. This event is often held annually, although in some places it may occur more or less frequently whenever a new session of parliament is opened. Many republics have adopted a similar practice with their head of state, often a president, addressing their legislature.

In the Commonwealth realms, the Speech from the Throne is the oration given before the legislature (whether both chambers of a bicameral parliament or the single chamber of a unicameral parliament) as part of a lavish affair marking the opening of parliament. In either case, the speech is written by the sitting cabinet, with or without the reader's participation, and outlines the legislative programme for the new parliamentary session.

BROWSE SPEECHES BY COUNTRY

Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua & Barbuda
The Bahamas
The Bahamas
Barbados
Barbados
Belize
Belize
Bermuda
Bermuda
British Virgin Islands
British Virgin Is.
Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands
Dominica
Dominica
Grenada
Grenada
Jamaica
Jamaica
St. Kitts and Nevis
 St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
St. Vincent & Gren
Turks and Caicos Islands
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks & Caicos Is.
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