The Queen, Lords and Commons
Did you know Parliament is made up of three parts: the House of Commons, the House of Lords and the monarchy?
They all get together once a year. This is the story of the state opening of Parliament.
In pictures: Lords chamber
Find out what happens on the red benches of the House of Lords.
State Opening explained
Read more about the State Opening and the Queen's Speech.
Parliament's art collection
Find more paintings and artworks like those from this photo story.