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Old 06-03-2014, 11:56 AM
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Her Majesty the Queen will be accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall


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Old 06-03-2014, 12:08 PM
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Her Majesty the Queen will be accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall


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There must be a flurry of activity in the households of The Queen, The Prince of Wales and the Cambridges as they prepare for their trip to France and various engagements they're to carry out there. It doesn't surprise me in the least that it is only the Queen and the DoE at the state opening of Parliament this year.
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Old 06-04-2014, 05:01 AM
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Live TV Coverage: The State Opening of Parliament 2014- BBC One 10:30am UK Time- June 4th
Huw Edwards presents live coverage of the Queen's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament. This combination of spectacular pageantry and politics marks the formal start of the parliamentary year. Her Majesty the Queen will be accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall-
BBC One - The State Opening of Parliament, 2014

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State Opening British Parliament | Video | C-SPAN.org

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Old 06-04-2014, 05:41 AM
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I had assumed the lack of an announcement was the announcement, but the two chairs are out next to the thrones, so I guess Charles and Camilla are going to be there after all.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:02 AM
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State Opening of Parliament 2002 - 2014

The Queen and DOE have just left BP in the new state coach.

Prince of Wales and DOC have just arrived in the Irish State Coach.

Camilla looks absolutely stunning!
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:14 AM
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Prince Philip is in his Royal Marines uniform. I'm not sure I've ever seen him wear something other than a navy uniform for this. Perhaps it's because it's the Royal Marines' 350th anniversary this year.
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:00 AM
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Prince Philip is in his Royal Marines uniform. I'm not sure I've ever seen him wear something other than a navy uniform for this. Perhaps it's because it's the Royal Marines' 350th anniversary this year.
Yes I found that really odd and he hasn't got his Garter collar on even though it's a collar day. I think he must have some specific reason why but v odd indeed.
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:09 AM
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He's taking the salute at the Beating Retreat later today, which wouldn't be a collar event, I don't think. I think some of the decorations are stitched on to avoid wardrobe malfunctions, so maybe there's not enough time to switch them from one uniform to another, or to remove the Garter collar and switch the sash.
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:35 AM
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I was interested to learn that one of the more unusual traditions of the State Opening of Parliament, is the Hostage MP who is held at Buckingham Palace whilst the Queen is at Parliament. He is released upon the safe return to the palace of the Queen. One MP who had performed this duty a few years ago was told by way of a joke that if anything happened to the Queen in the Houses of Parliament for him not to worry as they would make sure they shot him quickly!
I am pleased that Charles and Camilla attended again this year.
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:40 AM
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Details of the fantastic new State coach, first seen in action today..

Queen's new state coach celebrates British history - ITV News

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Old 06-04-2014, 08:27 AM
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instead of calling the coach State Coach Britannia, it's not being formally called The Diamond Jubilee State Coach. I must mean the world to Jim Frecklington that that his hard work in developing this carriage has finally made it to The Queen and is being used officially.
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:38 AM
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The Queen and DOE have just left BP in the new state coach.

Prince of Wales and DOC have just arrived in the Irish State Coach.

Camilla looks absolutely stunning!
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:46 AM
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Drama during the speech :

The moment a page boy collapsed as the Queen was still reading her speech as a concerned Charles and Camilla looked on | Mail Online
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:52 AM
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Charles and Camilla react as page boys faints at the #QueensSpeech #StateOpeningOfParliament
The State Opening Of Parliament 2014 In Pictures

I heard a loud thud but I thought someone had dropped something. Now we know a page fainted.
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The Queen and DOE have just left BP in the new state coach.

Prince of Wales and DOC have just arrived in the Irish State Coach.

Camilla looks absolutely stunning!
She does look great in white - not many of us do - and I thought her regal meter hit a 10 today. Good for her! It's hard to take a bad picture at this spectacular event! Love the opening of parliament for its dramatic beauty!
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OK - I just read about the speech - is the issue of partisans returning from fighting in Syria a big one? I don't want dive completely into the political pool - just was wondering about the background on this (that it merited a mention in the speech).
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Regarding the issue of fighters returning to the UK from Syria, MI5 have warned that radicalised youth returning home MAY constitute a major domestic terrorism threat.
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The Diamond Jubilee State Coach is a beautiful carriage, is this the first time The Irish State Coach has been used for Prince Charles?
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