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LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 04: Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh proceed through the Royal Gallery during the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster on June 4, 2014 in London, England. Queen Elizabeth II is to unveil the coalition government’s legislative programme in a speech delivered to Members of Parliament and Peers in The House of Lords. Proposed legislation is expected to be introduced on a 5p charge for plastic bags in England, funding of workplace pensions, new state-funded childcare subsidy and reforms to speed up infrastructure projects. (Photo by Yui Mok – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The constitution

The constitution

Richard Lambert talks to Vernon Bogdanor, one of the UK’s foremost constitutional experts, about the Queen’s long reign and the state of the monarchy

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Richard Lambert, who was Chair of the British Museum and editor of the Financial Times from 1991 to 2001 reflects on her 70-year reign and the ways in which society changed under her rule. 

This episode was written by Richard Lambert, produced and sound designed by Oliver Sanders, executive producer Jasper Corbett.