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State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

The Yeomen of the Guard with their search lamps For more information visit Lords news: State Opening...

19/5/2016 13:39

State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

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

19/5/2016 13:39

State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

The Yeomen of the Guard proceed through the Lords chamber on their way to undertake the checking of the cellars For more information visit

19/5/2016 13:38

State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

The Yeomen of the Guard complete the ceremonial searching of the cellars For more information visit

19/5/2016 13:38

State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

Guests take their seats in the Royal Gallery ahead of the Royal Procession For more information visit

19/5/2016 13:38

State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

Guests take their seats in the Royal Gallery ahead of the Royal Procession For more information visit

19/5/2016 13:38

State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

Explorer scouts greet guests, including ambassadors and high commissioners, at Peers’ Entrance For more information visit

19/5/2016 13:38

State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

Guests take their seats in the Royal Gallery ahead of the Royal Procession For more information visit

19/5/2016 13:38

State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

Staff lay down sand in preparation for the arrival of the Queen’s carriage For more information visit

19/5/2016 13:38

State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

Guests, including judges, ambassadors and high commissioners, arrive to witness State Opening For more information visit

19/5/2016 13:38

State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

The Band of the Grenadier Guards arrive ahead of the carriage procession For more information visit

19/5/2016 13:38

State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

The Band of the Grenadier Guards arrive ahead of the carriage procession For more information visit

19/5/2016 13:38

State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

The Grenadier Guards march outside Parliament For more information visit Lords news: State Opening...

19/5/2016 13:38

State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

The Grenadier Guards line up outside the House of Lords For more information visit Lords news: State...

19/5/2016 13:38

State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

The Grenadier Guards line up outside the House of Lords For more information visit Lords news: State...

19/5/2016 13:38