610. Direct communication between the Crown and Parliament.

It is no longer customary for the monarch to be personally present in Parliament1 except when she comes to the House of Lords for the purpose of delivering her Speech from the Throne to both Houses of Parliament at the beginning of each session of Parliament2. Direct communication from the Crown to one or other of the Houses of Parliament or to both Houses is made in conformity with the established usage of Parliament and is recognised by both Houses as a constitutional declaration of the wishes of Her Majesty, acting on the advice of her ministers