mercoledì 8 maggio 2013

2013 Opening of Parliament

Queen Elizabeth II opened Parliament today, the 60th State Opening of her reign. Quite the milestone, really!
Besides, the Prince of Wales, was in attendance as well, for the first time in 17 years, alongside his wife the Duchess of Cornwall, who attended for the first time, so it proved to be a rather glittering affair.

The Queen was wearing the white sequinned Angela Kelly gown which she first wore for her official Diamond Jubilee Portrait, plus Queen Victoria's pearl drop earrings and Jubilee necklace.

The Queen arrives at Parliament with her husband Prince Philip

The Imperial State Crown is carried on a cushion as it arrives for the State Opening of Parliament, at the Houses of Parliament in London

The Queen attended the State Opening of Parliament wearing the Robe of the State, the Imperial Crown, a white dress and gloves, and Queen Victoria's pearl earrings and Jubilee necklace

Queen Elizabeth II, wearing the George IV Diadem, leaves through the Norman Porch of the Palace of Westminster after the State Opening of Parliament
My favourite photograph, of the Queen wearing the George IV diadem.
The Queen on her way to the Palace of Westminister this morning
Camilla dressed the part of a queen-in-waiting in a sparkling tiara that has been in the royal family for over 90 years
The Duchess of Cornwall in the Greville honeycomb tiara, which she recently wore to the coronation of the new Dutch king and queen.
Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duke and Duchess of Cornwall at the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster on May 08, 2013 in London, England
The State Opening of Parliament marks the formal start of the parliamentary year and the Queen delivered a speech which set out the government's agenda for the coming year
All photos from the Daily Mail.

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