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State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

The Gentlemen at Arms stand guard at Sovereigns Entrance as the carriage carrying the Imperial State Crown arrives For more information visit

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State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

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 For more information visit

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State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

A Gentlemen at Arms leads the Yeomen of the Guard into the Royal Gallery ahead of the arrival of the Imperial State Crown For more information visit

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State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

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 For more information visit

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State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

Members of the Royal Household carry Maces behind the Imperial State Crown, Cap of Maintenance and Great Sword of State For more information visit

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State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

The Yeomen of the Guard in the Royal Gallery For more information visit Lords news: State Opening of...

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State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

Yeomen of the Guard line the Royal Gallery For more information visit Lords news: State Opening of...

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State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

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

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State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

Guests, including judges, ambassadors and high commissioners, wait in the Lords chamber, alongside members of the House of Lords For more information visit

19/5/2016 13:38

State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

Guests, including judges, ambassadors and high commissioners, wait in the Lords chamber, alongside members of the House of Lords For more information visit

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State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive at Sovereign’s Entrance For more information visit

19/5/2016 13:38

State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive at Sovereign’s Entrance For more information visit

19/5/2016 13:38

State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive at Sovereign’s Entrance For more information visit

19/5/2016 13:38

State Opening 2016: view from the Lords

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 For more...

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