The State Opening of Parliament, London May 2016





































May 2016. - London.

 The Queen accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh travelled in the Diamond Jubilee Coach to Open Parliament. 

The weather was sadly less than dry, but crowds still turned out to cheer the carriage procession. First was the Imperial State Crown, with the Sword of State and Cap of Maintenance. Also in a Carriage were TRH The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. 
It's a day of great Pomp and Pageantry, ending ewith the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery riding past. 

The carriages aren't the easiest to photograph but having never been to see a State Opening I'm really pleased I did.

Photographs Copyright: Paul Ratcliffe

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