Queen's speech


Queen's speech
/kwinz ˈspitʃ/ (say kweenz 'speech)

noun
(in Britain) a speech read by the sovereign to the assembled members of both houses of Parliament at the beginning of a new parliamentary session, reviewing the nation's affairs and outlining the government's program of legislation for the new session.
Also, (when the reigning monarch is a man), King's speech.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.