Veteran Labour MP and republican Dennis Skinner angered Tory MPs after using the State Opening of Parliament to draw attention to the country's economic difficulties.
Mr Skinner, who has a reputation for greeting Black Rod's appearance in the Commons with a quip, said: "Jubilee year, double dip recession, what a start."
His comment was greeted with cries of "shame" from Tory MPs angry at Mr Skinner's intervention during the ceremony.
The 80-year-old made his comment as Black Rod Lt Gen David Leakey arrived to summon MPs to the Lords to hear the Queen's Speech.
The Bolsover MP's quips have become a tradition in recent years.
Following the release of the movie The Queen, in 2006 he asked: "Have you got Helen Mirren on stand-by?"
Tory Claire Perry attacked Mr Skinner's behaviour in a post on Twitter and denied that MPs had been laughing at his remark.
She said: "Dennis Skinner is a total disgrace. Charmless, friendless and clueless. We weren't laughing, we were suggesting he, er, move on."
Fellow Tory Louise Mensch said Mr Skinner's comment was "cheap".