Why is the Queen's Speech written on goatskin paper?



2017-06-12T15:11:30.112Z
2017-06-12T15:11:30.112Z

The Queen's Speech is written on so-called "goatskin paper" which is not actually made from goats, but which is of extremely high quality and designed to last for 500 years. The UK does still print its laws on vellum - made from calfskin - as it has done for centuries. Copies of Magna Carta, written on vellum in 1215, are still around today.

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