The King’s Speech, delivered by King Charles III, marked the beginning of a new parliamentary session and outlined the government’s priorities. It was a significant moment for Conservative PM Rishi Sunak to introduce his legislative agenda as a potential general election looms. The speech highlighted initiatives in areas such as the economy, energy security, criminal justice, and foreign policy. The monarch also expressed support for allies Ukraine and Israel. Additionally, the address included plans for “Brexit freedoms” such as less stringent data-protection rules, and proposals for tougher penalties for serious offenders. The general election, expected next year, adds anticipation to the potential impact of the legislation outlined in the King’s Speech.