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Royal Party enter the Lords chamber

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh process to the Throne in the Lords chamber

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Royal Party enter the Lords chamber

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh enter the House of Lords chamber

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Preparations for the arrival of the Royal Party

Leader of the House of Commons, Chris Grayling MP, Lord Chancellor, Michael Gove MP and the Lord Speaker, Baroness D’Souza, wait at Sovereign’s Entrance for the arrival of the Queen

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Arrival of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh

The Queen arrives at the Palace of Westminster in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach

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Arrival of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive at Sovereign’s Entrance

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Arrival of the Imperial State Crown

The Cap of Maintenance travels with 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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Mr Speaker’s procession and the Lord Speaker’s Procession

The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow MP, processes through Central Lobby

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Mr Speaker’s procession and the Lord Speaker’s Procession

The Lord Speaker, Baroness D’Souza, processes to Sovereign’s Entrance ahead of the Queen’s arrival

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Outside the Palace

Staff lay down sand in preparation for the arrival of the Queen’s carriage

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Arrival of the Imperial State Crown

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

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Outside the Palace

The Grenadier Guards line up outside Parliament ahead of the Queen’s arrival

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Outside the Palace

The Grenadier Guards march outside Parliament

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Outside the Palace

The Band of the Grenadier Guards arrive ahead of the carriage procession

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Guests begin to arrive for State Opening

Guests, including judges, ambassadors and high commissioners, arrive to witness State Opening

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Guests begin to arrive for State Opening

Explorer scouts greet guests, including ambassadors and high commissioners, at Peers’ Entrance

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