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For the first time in almost 60 years, the Queen will miss the State Opening of Parliament today as she continues to experience "episodic mobility problems".
Buckingham Palace announced that the Prince of Wales will read the Queen’s Speech on her behalf – the first time he has taken on such a major constitutional duty. 
It is only the third time the Queen has missed the event during her reign, but is the first time Letters Patent have been used to hand the responsibility to another Royal family member. The Duke of Cambridge will also accompany him as second in line to the throne. 
As Victoria Ward and Ben Riley-Smith report, the move will be interpreted as a significant shift in Prince Charles’s responsibilities as heir to the throne
Royal correspondent Hannah Furness writes that the move allows the Queen the comfort she deserves
And Christopher Joll reflects on the logistical challenges posed by this summer’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, which echo the struggle to get Queen Victoria to her Diamond Jubilee events of 1897.
Some 38 pieces of proposed legislation will be announced in the Queen’s Speech, as Boris Johnson looks to move on from heavy local election losses.
Mr Johnson will recommit to hard-hitting reforms to protest law despite sizeable opposition from the House of Lords, announcing a new Bill to drive through the changes. 
The speech is not expected to include new measures to tackle the cost of living, despite Tory strategists warning it will be the dominant issue at the next general election. Read what else to expect from 11.30am and follow the latest in our live blog.
Britain could be offered a closer relationship with Brussels as part of a new EU-dominated organisation, Emmanuel Macron has said, as he called for drastic reform of the bloc. 
France’s president advocated a "new European political community" allowing countries such as the UK and Ukraine the chance to choose their level of integration with Brussels. 
The plan echoed Mr Macron’s previous calls for a Europe of "concentric circles" and could put the UK on the new organisation’s outer ring. 
Europe editor James Crisp explains why the idea is being treated with suspicion by Eastern European EU countries.
Prince Harry has been losing his hair for a while now. But with new pictures showing his locks looking increasingly thin, he faces a bald question: When is the right time for men to shave their heads? 
Dylan Jones, who began shaving his 20 years ago, says the Duke of Sussex is looking very close to the clipping tipping point when you spend more time worrying about the way the back of your head looks than any other part of your body. 
He shares some advice about going bald graciously.
In his latest cartoon, Matt finds humour in Labour beergate allegations – and view Blower‘s political cartoon today.
Prison breakout | A 10-day manhunt that riveted America ended in a fatality last night as a female prison officer arrested with an escaped murder suspect died after shooting herself as police closed in. Vicky White, 56, and her 38-year-old suspected lover inmate Casey White were arrested in Evansville, Indiana, after crashing their car into a ditch during a police chase. Rozina Sabur reports from the US.
Vladimir Putin likes to use Moscow’s Victory Day parade as a means of messaging the West. In the event, he did not declare "war" yesterday but a strong message about Russia’s military might was sent anyway – just not the one he would have wished. The parade was hugely reduced in size and lacking a flypast, but was the usual display of equipment in service today. But defence and security editor Dominic Nicholls says that, if you look closer, all is not as Moscow would have us believe. As Russia bombards Odesa with more missile strikes, follow our live blog.
Manchester City will confirm the signing of Norway striker Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund this week in a transfer coup that could end up costing more than £200million. Haaland flew to Belgium to undergo a medical ahead of his move to City in another huge statement of intent from the Premier League champions and a blow to their rivals. Meanwhile, fears of a back-door European Super League appear to have ended with Uefa set to water down proposals to award legacy places.
Wall Street stocks tumbled to their lowest level since March 2021 and the FTSE 100 fell sharply amid fears over a "massive shock to the system" from inflation. It was the worst one-day decline for global markets since the early months of the pandemic, with the FTSE All-World index of equities losing 3pc, its sharpest decline since June 2020. Giulia Bottaro says the sell-off dragged most companies in the S&P 500 in the red.
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Ask any campervan owner what attracts them to it and the word "freedom" will likely crop up regularly. Yet when it comes to where you station your van for the night, everyone has a different preference. Ellen Manning describes what could be the ideal middle ground as she tells how modern campervan owners are heading to pub car parks – where they can stay overnight for free when they buy a meal.
‘Ten years to save the English countryside’ | Farmers are increasingly under pressure to harvest sunshine instead of barley or wheat. Environment editor Emma Gatten reports on the rise and rise of solar farms that have become more profitable than crops.
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