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Austria beats Netherlands 3-2 to reach knockout stage of Euro 2024 as group winner ahead of France

2024-06-26 03:29 Last Updated At:03:30

BERLIN (AP) — Marcel Sabitzer scored late for Austria to advance to the knockout stage of the European Championship as group winner with a 3-2 victory over the Netherlands on Tuesday.

Austria topped Group D thanks to France drawing with Poland 1-1 in the other game. Both France and the Netherlands were already assured of progress thanks to results in other games.

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Austria's head coach Ralf Rangnick celebrates after their win in a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

BERLIN (AP) — Marcel Sabitzer scored late for Austria to advance to the knockout stage of the European Championship as group winner with a 3-2 victory over the Netherlands on Tuesday.

Donyell Malen of the Netherlands, front right, lies on the pitch after he scored an own goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Donyell Malen of the Netherlands, front right, lies on the pitch after he scored an own goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer, left, and Netherland's Xavi Simons battle for the ball during a Group D match between Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (Soeren Stache/dpa/dpa via AP)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer, left, and Netherland's Xavi Simons battle for the ball during a Group D match between Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (Soeren Stache/dpa/dpa via AP)

Stefan de Vrij of the Netherlands, left, and Austria's Marko Arnautovic, right, challenge for the ball during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Stefan de Vrij of the Netherlands, left, and Austria's Marko Arnautovic, right, challenge for the ball during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Cody Gakpo of the Netherlands, second right, scores his side's first goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Cody Gakpo of the Netherlands, second right, scores his side's first goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria's Romano Schmid celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria's Romano Schmid celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer, right, celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer, right, celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)

Austria's head coach Ralf Rangnick celebrates after their win in a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria's head coach Ralf Rangnick celebrates after their win in a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer shoots over Micky van de Ven of the Netherlands to score his side's third goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer shoots over Micky van de Ven of the Netherlands to score his side's third goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer, front, celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer, front, celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer, right, and Stefan de Vrij of the Netherlands fight for the ball during a Group D match between Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer, right, and Stefan de Vrij of the Netherlands fight for the ball during a Group D match between Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer shoots over Micky van de Ven of the Netherlands to score his side's third goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer shoots over Micky van de Ven of the Netherlands to score his side's third goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer, right, celebrates his goal against the Netherlands during a Group D match at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer, right, celebrates his goal against the Netherlands during a Group D match at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer, fourth right, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's third goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer, fourth right, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's third goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer (9) scores a goal past Micky van de Ven of the Netherlands (15) during a Group D match at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer (9) scores a goal past Micky van de Ven of the Netherlands (15) during a Group D match at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

“Group winner, group winner!” the Austrian fans chanted in the warm evening sunshine as they streamed out of Berlin's Olympiastadion. Their Dutch counterparts, thousands of them dressed in vibrant orange, must now wait for the other groups to conclude to see which team awaits them in the next round.

Austria will play the second-place finisher in Group F — Turkey, Georgia or the Czech Republic — in Leipzig on Tuesday.

“If you beat the Netherlands and finish first in the group, then you can't be so bad,” said Sabitzer, who plays in Germany for Borussia Dortmund. “The top priority for us was to progress and we managed that. Now we need to bring it down a bit, get the heads clear, and then we'll attack again.”

The Austrians had needed a point to be sure of advancing and got off to a great start with Dutch forward Donyell Malen scoring an own goal in the sixth minute.

First-half substitute Xavi Simons set up Cody Gapko to equalize two minutes after the break, but Romano Schmid headed Austria back in front in the 59th.

Memphis Depay equalized with a brilliant finish in the 75th, though he had to endure a VAR check as referee Ivan Kruzliak felt he handled the ball. The check found Depay hadn’t.

But Sabitzer restored Austria’s lead two minutes later with a fierce strike from a difficult angle.

It proved to be the winner despite a frenetic finale with chances at both ends.

Austria snapped a seven-game losing run against the Netherlands, including a group-stage defeat in the last edition of the tournament.

It was exactly 36 years to the day since the Netherlands won Euro ’88 in Munich.

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman, who played on that championship team in 1988, made three changes Tuesday to the team that drew against France. He had criticized Simons for not pressing enough in that match and subsequently dropped the young player in favor of Joey Veerman in midfield. Lutsharel Geertruida started for Denzel Dumfries at right-back, and Malen started in place of Jeremie Frimpong, who plays as a wing back for Bayer Leverkusen.

But Koeman’s team made a lethargic start in contrast to the busy Austrians, who scored when Malen turned Alexander Prass’ cross inside the left post.

Tijjani Reijnders and Malen both missed good chances to equalize. Koeman berated his charges and told his substitutes to warm up. He sent Simons on for Veerman in the 35th.

Simons’ entrance gave the Dutch more urgency. Depay saw a header cleared off the line before the break, and Simons set up Gapko after Florian Grillitsch lost the ball in midfield.

Koeman’s side maintained its pressure and looked more likely to score until Grillitsch crossed for Schmid to head Austria back in front with his first international goal. Ultimately, the Austrians were more clinical.

“We have not been knocked out. We still go through to the next stage,” Koeman said. “We have to come up with some response as a team for the next match, because that’s what's at stake, it could be the final knockout for us. Of course we don’t want that. But we'll have to play better than we performed today."

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Austria's head coach Ralf Rangnick celebrates after their win in a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria's head coach Ralf Rangnick celebrates after their win in a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Donyell Malen of the Netherlands, front right, lies on the pitch after he scored an own goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Donyell Malen of the Netherlands, front right, lies on the pitch after he scored an own goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer, left, and Netherland's Xavi Simons battle for the ball during a Group D match between Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (Soeren Stache/dpa/dpa via AP)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer, left, and Netherland's Xavi Simons battle for the ball during a Group D match between Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (Soeren Stache/dpa/dpa via AP)

Stefan de Vrij of the Netherlands, left, and Austria's Marko Arnautovic, right, challenge for the ball during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Stefan de Vrij of the Netherlands, left, and Austria's Marko Arnautovic, right, challenge for the ball during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Cody Gakpo of the Netherlands, second right, scores his side's first goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Cody Gakpo of the Netherlands, second right, scores his side's first goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria's Romano Schmid celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria's Romano Schmid celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer, right, celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer, right, celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)

Austria's head coach Ralf Rangnick celebrates after their win in a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria's head coach Ralf Rangnick celebrates after their win in a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer shoots over Micky van de Ven of the Netherlands to score his side's third goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer shoots over Micky van de Ven of the Netherlands to score his side's third goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer, front, celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer, front, celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer, right, and Stefan de Vrij of the Netherlands fight for the ball during a Group D match between Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer, right, and Stefan de Vrij of the Netherlands fight for the ball during a Group D match between Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer shoots over Micky van de Ven of the Netherlands to score his side's third goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer shoots over Micky van de Ven of the Netherlands to score his side's third goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer, right, celebrates his goal against the Netherlands during a Group D match at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer, right, celebrates his goal against the Netherlands during a Group D match at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer, fourth right, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's third goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer, fourth right, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's third goal during a Group D match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer (9) scores a goal past Micky van de Ven of the Netherlands (15) during a Group D match at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer (9) scores a goal past Micky van de Ven of the Netherlands (15) during a Group D match at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III arrived at Parliament to preside over the State Opening on Wednesday, donning his ceremonial robes and the crown of state to deliver a speech laying out the legislative program of the U.K.’s first left-leaning government in 14 years.

The state opening of Parliament is one of the traditional set pieces of the political year, showcasing through carefully choreographed pageantry Britain’s evolution from an absolute monarchy to a parliamentary democracy where real power is vested in the elected House of Commons.

Here’s a brief look at the history of the King’s Speech and how it unfolds.

In simple terms, it is a speech that lays out the government’s legislative program for the coming year.

The speech is written by the elected government, currently led by Prime Minister Keir Starmer, and delivered by the king during a joint session of the House of Lords and the House of Commons.

The event is a symbol of the monarch’s constitutional role as head of state and is accompanied by centuries of tradition. It is the only routine occasion during which both houses of Parliament and the Crown come together in the same place.

This year’s State Opening of Parliament marks the first sitting of the House of Commons following the July 4 general election in which Starmer’s left-leaning Labour Party won an overwhelming victory, ending 14 years of Conservative Party rule.

It gives Starmer the opportunity to spell out his government’s priorities and the legislation it intends to pass in the coming year.

Of course. Britain and the royals know how to put on a show.

The King’s Speech dates back to at least the 15th century, and the traditions highlight that history.

The event gets underway at 9:30 am, when the Yeomen of the Guard — a group of ceremonial bodyguards who still wear traditional red and gold uniforms from the Tudor period — search the cellars beneath the Houses of Parliament for explosives. The tradition is a reminder of the 1605 Gunpowder Plot in which Roman Catholic rebels led by Guy Fawkes tried to kill Protestant King James I by blowing up the building during the State Opening of Parliament.

The public show starts later in the morning, when the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment leads a procession from Buckingham Palace to the Houses of Parliament. The monarch travels in a gilded coach, while a separate coach carries the Imperial State Crown, the Cap of Maintenance and Sword of State.

Meanwhile, a lawmaker goes to the palace as a symbolic hostage to ensure the king’s safe return. The tradition dates back to King Charles I’s effort to arrest lawmakers in 1642 as he tried to assert his right to govern without the advice and consent of Parliament. Charles I was ultimately tried for treason and beheaded.

Ever since then, the monarch has been barred from entering the House of Commons. That is why the opening ceremony takes place in the House of Lords, Parliament’s unelected upper chamber.

The Lords will send a security official called the Black Rod to the Commons to summon members to the joint sitting. But lawmakers traditionally slam the door in Black Rod’s face to symbolize their independence. Only after Black Rod pounds on the door with a staff will lawmakers make their way to the House of Lords, purposefully taking their time to once again show that the elected house holds the real power. Upon arrival, they pile into the back of a chamber packed with lords in ermine-trimmed scarlet robes.

“It’s a terrible cram because there are so many people and not enough space,” said George Gross, a royal historian at King’s College London. “But I think that’s part of the magic of the occasion, this sense that you’ve got everything crammed together … a very unusual moment that otherwise doesn’t happen.″

The king traditionally delivers his speech from a golden throne while wearing the Robe of State and the diamond-encrusted Imperial State Crown.

This will be third speech Charles has delivered, and his second as king.

In 2022, the late Queen Elizabeth II delegated this critical duty to Charles. The move was seen as evidence that a transition was underway, with the 96-year-old monarch remaining on the throne but turning over more responsibilities to her eldest son.

The choreography of the day emphasized a queen who was absent and yet still present. Her throne had been removed, but in its place the Imperial State Crown sat propped on a pillow. Charles, wearing the uniform of an admiral of the fleet, glittered in gold braid rather than sweeping ermine robes.

After becoming king, Charles presided over his own ermine-infused affair last year.

Charles is the head of state, but he is constitutionally obliged to follow the government’s advice. As such, he will likely be inscrutable in his reading of the speech, offering no clue as to whether he approves of the policies he announces on behalf of “my government.”

Likewise, members of both houses of Parliament are expected to listen to the speech in silence — unusual indeed for the House of Commons, where political debate is often raucous and irreverent.

All the pomp and circumstance is there to make a point, Gross told The Associated Press. Those ceremonial events highlight the turning points in British history.

What really matters is the reference to Charles I, which cements the road to Britain becoming a constitutional monarchy, showcasing that neither the monarch nor anyone else can march into Parliament and demand whatever they want, Gross said.

’’It ultimately shows where power lies, and power now lies via the people through the government,″ Gross said.

Beyond that, there’s something for every branch of British government. The “genius’’ of the ceremony is its ability to have something for everyone — the lords, the lawmakers and the crown, said anthropologist Emma Crewe of SOAS University of London, who has studied Parliament.

“I do think that stories are really, really powerful and we do well to listen to the stories that people tell about our most important political institution,'' she told the AP. "It reminds us that it’s been around for a very long time, and we should protect it. And we should get involved.''

Anti-monarchy Not My King protesters demonstrate as King Charles III and Queen Camilla ride past in their carriage to the Houses of Parliament ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. King Charles III's speech will set out the agenda of the UK's first Labour government for 14 years. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Anti-monarchy Not My King protesters demonstrate as King Charles III and Queen Camilla ride past in their carriage to the Houses of Parliament ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. King Charles III's speech will set out the agenda of the UK's first Labour government for 14 years. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

The Imperial State Crown is carried through the Norman Porch ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, at the Houses of Parliament, in London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. (Justin Tallis/POOL via AP)

The Imperial State Crown is carried through the Norman Porch ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, at the Houses of Parliament, in London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. (Justin Tallis/POOL via AP)

Anti-monarchy Not My King protesters demonstrate as King Charles III and Queen Camilla ride past in their carriage to the Houses of Parliament ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. King Charles III's speech will set out the agenda of the UK's first Labour government for 14 years. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Anti-monarchy Not My King protesters demonstrate as King Charles III and Queen Camilla ride past in their carriage to the Houses of Parliament ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. King Charles III's speech will set out the agenda of the UK's first Labour government for 14 years. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

King Charles III (not seen) and Queen Camilla depart Buckingham Palace, London, travelling in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach to the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. (Andrew Matthews/POOL via AP)

King Charles III (not seen) and Queen Camilla depart Buckingham Palace, London, travelling in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach to the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. (Andrew Matthews/POOL via AP)

King Charles III and Queen Camilla wearing the Diamond Diadem arrive at the Houses of Parliament, Victoria Tower – Sovereign's Entrance for the State Opening of Parliament, in London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. ( Chris Jackson/POOL via AP)

King Charles III and Queen Camilla wearing the Diamond Diadem arrive at the Houses of Parliament, Victoria Tower – Sovereign's Entrance for the State Opening of Parliament, in London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. ( Chris Jackson/POOL via AP)

King Charles III and Queen Camilla sit on their thrones ahead of the king making his speech at the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. King Charles III's speech will set out the agenda of the UK's first Labour government for 14 years. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool)

King Charles III and Queen Camilla sit on their thrones ahead of the king making his speech at the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. King Charles III's speech will set out the agenda of the UK's first Labour government for 14 years. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool)

King Charles III and Queen Camilla depart Buckingham Palace, London, travelling in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach to the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. (Andrew Matthews/POOL via AP)

King Charles III and Queen Camilla depart Buckingham Palace, London, travelling in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach to the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. (Andrew Matthews/POOL via AP)

Britain's King Charles III, wearing the Imperial State Crown and the Robe of State, sits alongside Britain's Queen Camilla, wearing the George IV State Diadem, before reading the King's Speech from the The Sovereign's Throne in the House of Lords chamber, during the State Opening of Parliament, at the Houses of Parliament, in London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. (Henry Nicholls/POOL via AP)

Britain's King Charles III, wearing the Imperial State Crown and the Robe of State, sits alongside Britain's Queen Camilla, wearing the George IV State Diadem, before reading the King's Speech from the The Sovereign's Throne in the House of Lords chamber, during the State Opening of Parliament, at the Houses of Parliament, in London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. (Henry Nicholls/POOL via AP)

The Yeoman of the Guard take part in the Ceremonial Search ahead of the King's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. King Charles III's speech will set out the agenda of the UK's first Labour government for 14 years. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, Pool)

The Yeoman of the Guard take part in the Ceremonial Search ahead of the King's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. King Charles III's speech will set out the agenda of the UK's first Labour government for 14 years. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, Pool)

The King's Bodyguard the Yeomen of the Guard take part in a ceremonial search in the House of Lords Chamber, ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, in the Houses of Parliament, in London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. (Henry Nicholls/POOL via AP)

The King's Bodyguard the Yeomen of the Guard take part in a ceremonial search in the House of Lords Chamber, ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, in the Houses of Parliament, in London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. (Henry Nicholls/POOL via AP)

Not My King, protesters demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament as armed police patrol ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. King Charles III's speech will set out the agenda of the UK's first Labour government for 14 years. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Not My King, protesters demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament as armed police patrol ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. King Charles III's speech will set out the agenda of the UK's first Labour government for 14 years. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Members of the House of Lords wait dressed in their ceremonial red robes for the start of the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. King Charles III's speech will set out the agenda of the UK's first Labour government for 14 years. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool)

Members of the House of Lords wait dressed in their ceremonial red robes for the start of the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. King Charles III's speech will set out the agenda of the UK's first Labour government for 14 years. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool)

The King's Bodyguard the Yeomen of the Guard take part in a ceremonial search in the House of Lords Chamber, ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, in the Houses of Parliament, in London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. (Henry Nicholls/POOL via AP)

The King's Bodyguard the Yeomen of the Guard take part in a ceremonial search in the House of Lords Chamber, ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, in the Houses of Parliament, in London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. (Henry Nicholls/POOL via AP)

The King's Bodyguard the Yeomen of the Guard take part in a ceremonial search in the House of Lords Chamber, ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, in the Houses of Parliament, in London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. (Justin Tallis/POOL via AP)

The King's Bodyguard the Yeomen of the Guard take part in a ceremonial search in the House of Lords Chamber, ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, in the Houses of Parliament, in London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. (Justin Tallis/POOL via AP)

Anti-monarchy Not My King protesters demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. King Charles III's speech will set out the agenda of the UK's first Labour government for 14 years. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Anti-monarchy Not My King protesters demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. King Charles III's speech will set out the agenda of the UK's first Labour government for 14 years. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Anti-monarchy Not My King protesters demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. King Charles III's speech will set out the agenda of the UK's first Labour government for 14 years. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Anti-monarchy Not My King protesters demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. King Charles III's speech will set out the agenda of the UK's first Labour government for 14 years. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Member of the House of Lords take their seats in the Lords Chamber, ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, in the Houses of Parliament, in London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. (Henry Nicholls/POOL via AP)

Member of the House of Lords take their seats in the Lords Chamber, ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, in the Houses of Parliament, in London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. (Henry Nicholls/POOL via AP)

The Yeoman of the Guard take part in the Ceremonial Search ahead of the King's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. King Charles III's speech will set out the agenda of the UK's first Labour government for 14 years. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, Pool)

The Yeoman of the Guard take part in the Ceremonial Search ahead of the King's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. King Charles III's speech will set out the agenda of the UK's first Labour government for 14 years. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, Pool)

The Yeoman of the Guard take part in the Ceremonial Search ahead of the King's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. King Charles III's speech will set out the agenda of the UK's first Labour government for 14 years. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool)

The Yeoman of the Guard take part in the Ceremonial Search ahead of the King's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. King Charles III's speech will set out the agenda of the UK's first Labour government for 14 years. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool)

The King's Bodyguard the Yeomen of the Guard take part in a ceremonial search in the House of Lords Chamber, ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, in the Houses of Parliament, in London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. (Henry Nicholls/POOL via AP)

The King's Bodyguard the Yeomen of the Guard take part in a ceremonial search in the House of Lords Chamber, ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, in the Houses of Parliament, in London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. (Henry Nicholls/POOL via AP)

The Yeoman of the Guard take part in the Ceremonial Search ahead of the King's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. King Charles III's speech will set out the agenda of the UK's first Labour government for 14 years. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool)

The Yeoman of the Guard take part in the Ceremonial Search ahead of the King's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. King Charles III's speech will set out the agenda of the UK's first Labour government for 14 years. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool)

FILE - The Yeoman of the Guard Ceremonial Search takes place ahead of the King's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament, at the Palace of Westminster in London, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023. King Charles III will officially open the new session of Parliament on Wednesday, July 17, 2024, donning his ceremonial robes and the crown of state to deliver a speech laying out the legislative program of the U.K.’s first left-leaning government in 14 years. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool, File)

FILE - The Yeoman of the Guard Ceremonial Search takes place ahead of the King's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament, at the Palace of Westminster in London, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023. King Charles III will officially open the new session of Parliament on Wednesday, July 17, 2024, donning his ceremonial robes and the crown of state to deliver a speech laying out the legislative program of the U.K.’s first left-leaning government in 14 years. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool, File)

A member of the House of Lords holds a programme for the State Opening of Parliament as she waits for the start of the King's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. King Charles III's speech will set out the agenda of the UK's first Labour government for 14 years. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool)

A member of the House of Lords holds a programme for the State Opening of Parliament as she waits for the start of the King's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords, London, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. King Charles III's speech will set out the agenda of the UK's first Labour government for 14 years. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool)

FILE - Britain's then-Prime Minister Rishi Sunk, right, and Labour Party leader Keir Starmer pass through the Peer's Lobby to attend the State Opening of Parliament, at the Palace of Westminster in London, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023. King Charles III will officially open the new session of Parliament on Wednesday, July 17, 2024, donning his ceremonial robes and the crown of state to deliver a speech laying out the legislative program of the U.K.’s first left-leaning government in 14 years. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool, File)

FILE - Britain's then-Prime Minister Rishi Sunk, right, and Labour Party leader Keir Starmer pass through the Peer's Lobby to attend the State Opening of Parliament, at the Palace of Westminster in London, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023. King Charles III will officially open the new session of Parliament on Wednesday, July 17, 2024, donning his ceremonial robes and the crown of state to deliver a speech laying out the legislative program of the U.K.’s first left-leaning government in 14 years. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool, File)

FILE - Britain's King Charles III sits besides Queen Camilla during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023. King Charles III will officially open the new session of Parliament on Wednesday, July 17, 2024, donning his ceremonial robes and the crown of state to deliver a speech laying out the legislative program of the U.K.’s first left-leaning government in 14 years. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool, File)

FILE - Britain's King Charles III sits besides Queen Camilla during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023. King Charles III will officially open the new session of Parliament on Wednesday, July 17, 2024, donning his ceremonial robes and the crown of state to deliver a speech laying out the legislative program of the U.K.’s first left-leaning government in 14 years. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool, File)

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