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Arrival of the Imperial State Crown

The Imperial State Crown arrives at Sovereign’s Entrance. It travels in its own car, ahead of the Queen, escorted by members of the Royal Household.

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Arrival of the Imperial State Crown

The Imperial State Crown arrives at Sovereign’s Entrance. It travels in its own car, ahead of the Queen, escorted by members of the Royal Household.

22/6/2017 13:01

Arrival of the Imperial State Crown

The Cap of Maintenance travel in a separate car from the Crown. It is a symbol of sovereign power, carried in front of the Queen in the Royal Procession to the Lords chamber.

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Outside the Palace

The Irish Guards line up outside Parliament ahead of the Queen’s arrival. Find out more about State Opening This image is subject...

22/6/2017 13:01

Arrival of the Imperial State Crown

The Cap of Maintenance travel in a separate car from the Crown. It is a symbol of sovereign power, carried in front of the Queen in the Royal Procession to the Lords chamber.

22/6/2017 13:01

Mr Speaker’s procession and the processions of the Lord President of the Council, the the Lord Speaker and the Lord Chancellor

The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow MP, processes through Central Lobby. Find out more about State Opening This image...

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Royal Party enter the Lords chamber

The Queen and the Prince of Wales enter the House of Lords chamber. Find out more about State Opening Copyright House of Lords...

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Royal Party enter the Lords chamber

The Queen and the Prince of Wales process to the Throne in the Lords chamber. Find out more about State Opening Copyright House of...

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Royal Party enter the Lords chamber

The Queen and the Prince of Wales in the Lords chamber as Black Rod summons the Commons. Find out more about State...

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Black Rod in Central Lobby

As the Queen’s representative in Parliament, it is Black Rod’s duty to summon MPs from the House of Commons. Find out more about State...

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Black Rod in the Commons chamber

Black Rod, Mr Speaker, Commons officials and MPs proceed to the Lords chamber. Find out more about State Opening This image is...

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Queen’s Speech

Lord Chancellor, the Rt Hon David Lidington MP, hands the speech to the Queen. Find out more about State Opening Copyright House...

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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 this parliamentary session. Find...

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Queen’s Speech

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

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The ceremony draws to an end

The Imperial State Crown, Cap of Maintenance and the Great Sword of State leave Parliament. They are symbols of sovereign power, carried in front of the Queen in the Royal Procession The...

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