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State Opening 2017

UK House of Lords

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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 More information about State Opening Copyright House of Lords 2017 / Photography by Roger Harris. This image is subject to parliamentary copyright. www.parliament.uk