Welcome to the UK Parliament Web Archive

We capture, preserve, and make accessible UK Parliament information published on the web. The web archive includes UK Parliament websites and social media dating from 2009 to the present.

This collection of archived web content was selected for preservation by the Parliamentary Archives.

State Opening of Parliament 2015. The Queen leaves Parliament after her speech in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach. Photograph by Roger Harris. Copyright House of Lords 2015. This image is subject...

28/5/2015 10:17

State Opening of Parliament 2015. MPs, including Prime Minister David Cameron, return to the Commons after the Queen's Speech. Photograph by Jessica Taylor. This image is subject to parliamentary...

28/5/2015 10:13

State Opening of Parliament 2015. The Lord Chancellor hands the speech to the Queen. Photograph by Roger Harris. Copyright House of Lords 2015. This image is subject to parliamentary copyright....

28/5/2015 10:03

State Opening of Parliament 2015. Black Rod, Mr Speaker, MPs and Commons officials stand at the Bar of the House of Lords - opposite the throne - to listen to the Queen's Speech. This image is...

28/5/2015 10:00

State Opening of Parliament 2015. Black Rod summons the Speaker and MPs to the House of Lords and leads them to the Lords chamber. Photograph by Jessica Taylor. This image is subject to...

28/5/2015 09:55

State Opening of Parliament 2015. The doors to the Commons chamber are shut in Black Rod's face; a practice symbolising the Commons' autonomy from the monarch. He strikes the door three times...

28/5/2015 09:46

State Opening of Parliament 2015. As the Queen's representative in Parliament, it is Black Rod's duty to summon MPs from the House of Commons. Photograph by Jessica Taylor. This image is subject...

28/5/2015 09:42

State Opening of Parliament 2015. The Lords chamber is packed with guests, including judges, ambassadors, high commissioners and members of the House of Lords. With the Royal Party in place, Black...

28/5/2015 09:35

State Opening of Parliament 2015. The Queen wearing the Imperial State Crown enters the House of Lords Chamber. Photograph by Roger Harris. Copyright House of Lords 2015. This image is subject to...

28/5/2015 09:26

State Opening of Parliament 2015. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrive at Parliament. Photograph by Roger Harris. Copyright House of Lords 2015. This image is subject to parliamentary...

28/5/2015 09:13

State Opening of Parliament 2015. The Household Cavalry line the Sovereign's staircase ahead of the Queen's arrival. Photograph by Roger Harris. Copyright House of Lords 2015. This image is...

28/5/2015 09:10

State Opening of Parliament 2015. The Imperial State Crown worn by the Queen at State Opening arrives at Parliament. Photograph by Roger Harris. Copyright House of Lords 2015. This image is...

28/5/2015 09:06

State Opening of Parliament 2015. The Grenadier Guards line up outside Parliament ahead of the Queen's arrival. Photograph by Roger Harris. Copyright House of Lords 2015. This image is subject to...

28/5/2015 09:00

State Opening of Parliament 2015. The Grenadier Guards line up outside Parliament ahead of the Queen's arrival. Photograph by Roger Harris. Copyright House of Lords 2015. This image is subject to...

28/5/2015 08:54

State Opening of Parliament 2015. The Band of the Grenadier Guards heads the Royal Procession to Parliament. Photograph by Roger Harris. Copyright House of Lords 2015. This image is subject to...

28/5/2015 08:49

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