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State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

When the Queen leaves, a new parliamentary session starts and Parliament gets back to work. Members agree an ‘Address in Reply to Her Majesty’s Gracious Speech’ and debate the content of the...

19/5/2016 13:38

State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

When the Queen leaves, a new parliamentary session starts and Parliament gets back to work. Members agree an ‘Address in Reply to Her Majesty’s Gracious Speech’ and debate the content of the...

19/5/2016 13:38

State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

When the Queen leaves, a new parliamentary session starts and Parliament gets back to work. Members agree an ‘Address in Reply to Her Majesty’s Gracious Speech’ and debate the content of the...

19/5/2016 13:38

State Opening symbols

Black Rod strikes the doors to the Commons chamber with the Black Rod For more information visit

17/5/2016 14:46

State Opening symbols

Black Rod is the Queen’s representative in Parliament For more information visit Lords news: State...

17/5/2016 14:46

State Opening symbols

The key used for the ceremonial search of the cellars, the first ceremony of State Opening For more information visit

17/5/2016 14:46

State Opening symbols

The Yeomen of the Guard proceed to the Lords chamber on their way to undertake the checking of the cellars. The ceremonial searching of the cellars recalls the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605 For...

17/5/2016 14:46

State Opening symbols

The Imperial State Crown, the Cap of Maintenance and the Great Sword of State arrive in a carriage at Sovereign’s Entrance For more information visit

17/5/2016 14:46

State Opening symbols

The Imperial State Crown, a symbol of sovereign authority For more information visit Lords news:...

17/5/2016 14:46

Humble Address

The House of Lords presents an address to the Queen to mark her 90th birthday

10/5/2016 14:34

The Queen at 90: Her Majesty in the House of Lords

The Queen on the Throne in the House of Lords chamber during the State Opening of Parliament.

21/4/2016 06:57

The Queen at 90: Her Majesty in the House of Lords

The Queen at Sovereign’s Entrance after delivering the Queen’s Speech. Learn more about the...

21/4/2016 06:57

The Queen at 90: Her Majesty in the House of Lords

The Queen in Parliament to view the Diamond Jubilee Window, a gift from members of both Houses.

21/4/2016 06:57

The Queen at 90: Her Majesty in the House of Lords

The Imperial State Crown, a symbol of royal authority, arrives at the House of Lords ahead of the Queen's arrival for the State Opening ceremony.

21/4/2016 06:57

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