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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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Outside the Palace

Explorer scouts greet guests at Peers’ Entrance before State Opening Copyright House of Lords 2015 / Photography by Roger Harris. This image is subject to

27/5/2015 17:27

Outside the Palace

Staff lay down sand in preparation for the arrival of the Queen’s carriage Copyright House of Lords 2015 / Photography by Roger Harris. This image is subject to

27/5/2015 17:27

Guests begin to arrive for State Opening

Guests take their seats in the Royal Gallery Copyright UK Parliament / Photography by Jessica Taylor. This image is subject to

27/5/2015 17:15

Guests begin to arrive for State Opening

The invited guests take their seats in the Royal Gallery ahead of the Royal Procession Copyright House of Lords 2015 / Photography by Roger Harris. This image is subject to

27/5/2015 17:05

Guests begin to arrive for State Opening

Guests, including judges, ambassadors and high commissioners, arrive to witness State Opening Copyright House of Lords 2015 / Photography by Roger Harris. This image is subject to

27/5/2015 17:05

Checking the cellars

The Yeoman of the Guard Copyright UK Parliament / Photography by Jessica Taylor. This image is subject to

27/5/2015 16:07

Checking the cellars

The Yeomen of the Guard go through the Lords chamber on their way to undertake the first ceremony of State Opening, the checking of the cellars. The ceremonial searching of the cellars recalls the...

27/5/2015 16:07

Checking the cellars

The Yeomen of the Guard go through the Lords chamber on their way to undertake the first ceremony of State Opening, the checking of the cellars. The ceremonial searching of the cellars recalls the...

27/5/2015 16:07

Checking the cellars

The Yeomen of the Guard in Prince’s Chamber Copyright House of Lords 2015 / Photography by Roger Harris. This image is subject to

27/5/2015 16:07

Checking the cellars

The Yeomen of the Guard proceed to the Lords chamber on their way to undertake the first ceremony of State Opening, the checking of the cellars. The ceremonial searching of the cellars recalls the...

27/5/2015 16:07

Checking the cellars

Lanterns lit in preparation for the Yeoman of the Guard Copyright UK Parliament / Photography by Jessica Taylor. This image is subject to

27/5/2015 16:07

Checking the cellars

Lanterns lit in preparation for the Yeoman of the Guard Copyright UK Parliament / Photography by Jessica Taylor. This image is subject to

27/5/2015 16:07

Checking the cellars

The Yeomen of the Guard enter Parliament Copyright House of Lords 2015 / Photography by Roger Harris. This image is subject to

27/5/2015 16:07

State Opening 2015

The Household Cavalry during troop rehearsal Copyright House of Lords 2015 / Photography by Roger Harris. This image is subject to

27/5/2015 10:12

State Opening 2015

The Household Cavalry rehearse the procession into the Palace of Westminster to line the Sovereign’s staircase Copyright House of Lords 2015 / Photography by Roger Harris. This image is subject...

27/5/2015 10:12

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