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State Opening 2017

After the speech the Queen leaves, a new parliamentary session starts and Parliament gets back to work More information about State...

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State Opening 2017

The Queen, with officials including the Lord Speaker, after the speech preparing to leave the Palace of Westminster More information...

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State Opening 2017

The Lord Chancellor hands the speech to the Queen. The Queen's Speech is written by the government and is central to the State Opening ceremony because it sets out the government’s legislative...

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State Opening 2017

Guests including judges, ambassadors and high commissioners gather in the Lords chamber for the speech More information about State...

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State Opening 2017

The Queen on the throne in the Lords chamber, accompanied by the Prince of Wales More information about State Opening Copyright...

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State Opening 2017

Guests including judges, ambassadors and high commissioners gather in the Lords chamber for the speech More information about State...

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State Opening 2017

Black Rod (centre), the Queen's representative in Parliament, plays a key role in the ceremony summoning MPs from the Commons to listen to the Queen's Speech in the Lords chamber

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State Opening 2017

The key used for the ceremonial search of the cellars, the first ceremony of State Opening More information about State Opening ...

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State Opening 2017

The Household Cavalry arrive to line Sovereign's Staircase ahead of the Queen's arrival More information about State Opening ...

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State Opening 2017

The Yeoman Guard gather ahead of the searching of the cellars More information about State Opening Copyright House of Lords 2017...

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Getting ready for State Opening

Members of the Household Cavalry: Behind the scenes as Parliament prepares for State Opening 2017 More information about State...

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Yeomen of the Guard rehearsal

The Yeomen of the Guard rehearse in Prince’s Chamber More information about State Opening Copyright House of Lords 2017 /...

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Yeomen of the Guard rehearsal

The Yeomen of the Guard rehearse in Prince’s Chamber More information about State Opening Copyright House of Lords 2017 /...

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Gentlemen at Arms preparing for State Opening

The Gentlemen at Arms provides a bodyguard to the Queen at many ceremonial occasions, including State Opening More information about...

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State Opening 2017 rehearsal

Members of the Household Cavalry during rehearsal More information about State Opening Copyright House of Lords 2017 /...

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