LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18:  'Black Rod' Lt Gen David Leakey ahead of the Queen's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament in the Houses of Parliament on May 18, 2016 in London, England.The State Opening of Parliament is the formal start of the parliamentary year. This year's Queen's Speech, setting out the government's agenda for the coming session, is expected to outline policy on prison reform, tuition fee rises and reveal the potential site of a UK spaceport  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)