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Old 11-20-2009, 03:12 PM
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Is the State Opening on Youtube?
I found this video thanks to Warrens links http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/290080-1
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:15 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?
Remember that their Christmas is in winter not summer like here so their Christmas break is much shorter than our will have because they have their long break in summer.

Sorry if this sounds condescending but my intention is simply to point out that the breaks our determined more by the weather rather than one of the main Christmas holidays.
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:33 AM
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Posts discussing a possible crown for Camilla have been moved here in the Royal Jewels forum.
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:34 PM
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I just finished watching the video, thanks for posting the link- such pomp and splendor, really wonderful!
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Old 11-21-2009, 11:09 PM
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I found this video thanks to Warrens links http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/290080-1
I'd love to take the Crown in the carriage, which is in the video about 20mins in. It would be so overwhelming!
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Old 11-22-2009, 03:31 PM
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Thanks for the pictures everyone. Even though it's only symbolic I just love the tradition of it and all the pomp.
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Old 05-23-2010, 04:28 AM
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State Opening of Parliament - UK Parliament

The State Opening of Parliament on Tuesday 25 May marks the formal start of the new 2010-11 parliamentary session. The primary purpose of this colourful state occasion is to set out the Government’s legislative agenda in the Queen’s Speech.

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The state opening of parliament will be televised live in the United Kingdom at 10:30am BST on BBC 1, and in the United States at 5:30am EDT on C-SPAN2.
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:05 AM
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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip attend the State Opening of Parliament,
London May 25, 2010.

Political reforms, including a switch to fixed-term parliaments and cutting
the number of members of parliament, are likely to form part of the
coalition's first legislative program due to be announced by the Queen
at the state opening of parliament on Tuesday.


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** zimbio/gettyimages : The State Opening Of Parliament **
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:54 AM
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Queen's Speech: David Cameron unveils first legislative programme as PM | Mail Online

I got really confused when I saw this, i'm used to a November opening.
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:19 AM
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That's all right. You will get the normal November opening next year (2011)when she next opens Parliament.
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Interesting to see HM in gold instead of her usual white, and a necklace that is not immediately recognisable.
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Great show - everything runs like clockwork !

This year, somehow, it has a different feel to it - maybe because of the anticipation of changes to come.
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Are there any photos of they ladies-in-waiting in their finery? Also, didn't the peeress used to wear tiaras to the state opening? Do any of them still do?
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At the End of the Video on you tube you can see some of the Ladies in the Chamber standing up with their Tiaras on The two Ladies in Waiting at todays Opening were the Baroness Farnham and Hon. Mary Morrison.
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A video of today's state opening is available here.
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British viewers can download the BBC coverage on i-player.
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The Queen opens Parliament for David Cameron and Nick Clegg's historic new government - hellomagazine.com (25/05/2010).
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:36 AM
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Queen's Speech on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Pictures of Her Majesty from the Prime Ministers Office.
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TOM UTLEY: Stop the Queen opening Parliament? We need the wise old trooper more than ever! | Mail Online

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A curious leading article appeared in Wednesday's Times, suggesting that the Prime Minister should take over the Queen's time-honoured job of reading out the government's legislative programme at the State Opening of Parliament. This is a rotten idea.
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