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The processions of the Lord Speaker

The Lord Speaker, the Rt Hon. the Lord Fowler, processes to Sovereign’s Entrance ahead of the Queen’s arrival. Find out more about...

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State Opening 2017

House of Commons staff get ready for State Opening. Find out more about State Opening This image is subject to

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State Opening 2017

A Doorkeeper prepares Prayer Cards. Find out more about State Opening This image is subject to

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State Opening 2017

Commons officials prepare for the start of State Opening. Find out more about State Opening This image is subject to

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Checking the cellars

The Yeomen of the Guard in Prince’s Chamber, picking up their lamps to undertake the first ceremony of State Opening, the checking of the cellars

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State Opening 2017

The prime minister, the Rt Hon Theresa May MP, and the leader of the opposition, the Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP, process through Central Lobby to the House of Lords.

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Checking the cellars

The Yeomen of the Guard proceed to the Lords chamber on their way to undertake the check. The ceremonial searching of the cellars recalls the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

22/6/2017 13:01

Checking the cellars

The Yeomen of the Guard proceed to the Lords chamber on their way to undertake the check. The ceremonial searching of the cellars recalls the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

22/6/2017 13:01

Checking the cellars

The Yeomen of the Guard in Prince’s Chamber, picking up their lamps to undertake the first ceremony of State Opening, the checking of the cellars

22/6/2017 13:01

Checking the cellars

The Yeomen of the Guard complete the ceremonial searching of the cellars. Find out more about State Opening This image is subject...

22/6/2017 13:01

Checking the cellars

The Yeomen of the Guard proceed through the Lords chamber on their way to undertake the checking of the cellars. Find out more about...

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Guests begin to arrive for State Opening

Venture scouts greet guests, including ambassadors and high commissioners, at Peers’ Entrance. Find out more about State...

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Guests begin to arrive for State Opening

Guests, including judges, ambassadors and high commissioners, arrive to witness State Opening. Find out more about State...

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Outside the Palace

The Irish Guards march outside Parliament Find out more about State Opening This image is subject to

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