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Old 11-12-2009, 11:01 AM
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I've changed the thread title to reflect the 2009 opening of Parliament.

HM Queen Elizabeth II will open Parliament on November 18th, 2009. Please feel free to post pictures, articles and questions regarding this year's opening as well past opening's here

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Old 11-12-2009, 08:32 PM
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Thank Zonk! I'll be at Westminster on Wednesday! I'll try to take as many pictures as possible!
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Old 11-15-2009, 02:25 PM
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For those members in the United States, C-SPAN2 will be airing the state opening at 5:30 AM Eastern time this Wednesday morning. For those without access to the channel on television, it is streamed online at this website. (Click on "Live TV/Radio" in the upper right, and there are three different formats for the live stream.)
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Old 11-16-2009, 12:23 AM
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John Bercow to drop Speaker's court dress for Queen's speech - Telegraph

Mr Bercow was the first Speaker to ditch the old-fashioned costume of ruffled shirts and tights to chair the House of Commons, wearing a business suit and tie under a simple black robe.

He has now announced that he will wear the Speaker's ornate black and gold state robe at Wednesday's ceremony to mark the beginning of the parliamentary year. But underneath he will wear a more modern black morning coat and a House of Commons tie.
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Why is the Duke of Edinburgh always wearing his Order of the Thistle; as does The Princess Royal I believe during the State Opening of Parliament. The question has been asked on the royal website some years ago, but I don't know the answer. Could anyone help?
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Old 11-16-2009, 12:27 PM
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They are both wearing the collar of the Order of the Garter (as is the Queen after she puts on her robe). That's the large gold chain that's suspended from both shoulders. When you wear the collar of an order, you don't wear the sash of it.* The Order of the Thistle is the second most senior order they both have, so they wear its sash. I believe the collar is only worn on extremely formal occasions, though, so that's why they rarely wear it.

*In some lesser orders, I believe knights and dames grand cross only get one badge, and they have to attach it to whatever method of wearing it they are using.
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:22 AM
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As every year the snow queen is most impressive


Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip leave Buckingham Palace in a
horse drawn carriage to attend the State Opening of Parliament,
in central London November 18, 2009.


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Old 11-18-2009, 09:20 AM
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The Queen was accompanied today by two of her Ladies-in-Waiting, extraordinary ladies IMO: Lady Diana, Maxwell, Lady Farnham; and Lady Susan Hussey.
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:25 AM
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:36 AM
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Wonderful photographs! I do love the Snow Queen.

Question--why does Charles not attend the Opening of Parliament?
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Wonderful photographs! I do love the Snow Queen.

Question--why does Charles not attend the Opening of Parliament?
the Snow Queen

I wish the heir would attend regularly, it makes sense, seeing as he will be delivering the Kings Speech one day. I'm hoping he will attend soon and with the Duchess in tow. How many times did Charles attend in the past? I know he went that one time with Lady Diana, and I think the Princess Royal attended once as well. It would be a grand family affair.

Also, is that the Koh-i-Noor on the front of the Imperial State Crown?

Sarah Brown was rather lovely I thought, I love her tiny hat.
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:34 PM
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I wish the heir would attend regularly, it makes sense, seeing as he will be delivering the Kings Speech one day. I'm hoping he will attend soon and with the Duchess in tow. How many times did Charles attend in the past? I know he went that one time with Lady Diana, and I think the Princess Royal attended once as well. It would be a grand family affair.

Also, is that the Koh-i-Noor on the front of the Imperial State Crown?

Sarah Brown was rather lovely I thought, I love her tiny hat.
Until 1998 also Princess margaret often attended as did the Duchesses of kent and Gloucesgter. And i think Diana also attended more than one time.
The Koh-i-noor is not in the Imperial STate Crownm it is set in the Crown of Queen Elizabeth the Queenmother.
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:10 PM
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Also, is that the Koh-i-Noor on the front of the Imperial State Crown?
It's the Cullinan II (just over 317 carats), also called the Second Star of Africa.
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It's the Cullinan II (just over 317 carats), also called the Second Star of Africa.
Ta, Warren. I remember reading somewhere that the Koh-i-Noor was removed from the Queen Mums after her death and placed on the State Crown?
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Wikipedia states the Koh-i-Nor has been removed from the Queen Mother's Crown but there is no attribution.
The British Monarchy website states the Koh-i-Nor is in the Queen Mother's Crown.
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Wikipedia states the Koh-i-Nor has been removed from the Queen Mother's Crown but there is no attribution.
The British Monarchy website states the Koh-i-Nor is in the Queen Mother's Crown.
The Kohinoor is a highly emotive, sensitive and politcal issue in India, with a section of the Indian population demanding that it be returned to India.

I would, therefore, be surprised if the Kohinoor diamond was moved around much. Its fine leaving it in a "historical" setting, ie the QMs crown, but I do not think it is likely to be appearing soon in use.

Given this background, it will be interesting how the issue is dealt with if Camilla were to be crowned using the Queen Mum's crown.
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In another matter, Why is the State Opening held so late in the year? Won't the parliament soon adjourn for Christmas?
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:22 PM
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In another matter, Why is the State Opening held so late in the year? Won't the parliament soon adjourn for Christmas?
Parliament is often opened in November (and also in May). Much more rarely it sometimes happens in early December or late October. They don't really close for Christmas, at least not in the same way as they do for the summer.
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Is the State Opening on Youtube?
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