They clapped !!! which is apparently against tradition - the whole thing is a joke - the richest pensioner in the world and unelected monarch reads out a speech written by the PM telling us about forthcoming austerity whilst wearing a hat that's worth a million pounds - you couldn't make it up. Pretty sure HRH is not really panicking about the further cuts and the impact of bedroom tax. She will abdicate rather than be the monarch that presided over the break up of the Union.
Tradition my arse. When Keir Hardie was elected to Parliament in 1892 he shocked the establishment by wearing a tweed suit and cap rather than morning suit and silk topper. The only people who are offended are those who want to be. Pathetic.