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We capture, preserve, and make accessible UK Parliament information published on the web. The web archive includes UK Parliament websites and social media dating from 2009 to the present.

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Queen's Speech

The Queen delivers the speech. It is written by the government and sets out its legislative agenda for the 2016-17 parliamentary year

18/5/2016 16:52

The Royal Party departs

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh leave Parliament following the Queen’s Speech

18/5/2016 16:52

Queen’s Speech

Lord Chancellor, Michael Gove MP, hands the speech to the Queen

18/5/2016 16:52

MPs in the Lords chamber

Black Rod, Mr Speaker, the Prime Minister, MPs and Commons officials stand in the Lords chamber to listen to the speech

18/5/2016 16:52

Queen's Speech

The Lords chamber is packed as members of the Lords and judges, ambassadors, high commissioners and guests listen to the speech

18/5/2016 16:52

Black Rod in the Commons chamber

Black Rod enters and announces the Queen’s summons

18/5/2016 16:52

Black Rod in the Commons chamber

Black Rod, Mr Speaker, Commons officials and MPs proceed to the Lords chamber

18/5/2016 16:52

Black Rod in the Commons chamber

Mr Speaker and Black Rod in Central Lobby

18/5/2016 16:52

Yeoman of the Guard rehearsal

The Yeoman of the Guard rehearse in Prince’s Chamber

17/5/2016 17:06

Getting ready for State Opening

Behind the scenes as Parliament prepares for State Opening 2016

17/5/2016 17:06

Gentlemen at Arms preparing for State Opening

The Gentleman at Arms provides a bodyguard to the Queen at many ceremonial occasions, including State Opening

17/5/2016 17:06

State Opening 2016

The Household Cavalry during rehearsal

17/5/2016 17:06

The Ayrton Light

Photo: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor The photographic images featured are covered by parliamentary copyright:

27/4/2016 15:33

Clock Mechanism

Photo: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor The photographic images featured are covered by parliamentary copyright:

27/4/2016 15:33

Rust on the iron tracery of the clock face

Photo: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor The photographic images featured are covered by parliamentary copyright:

27/4/2016 15:33

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