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Old 10-11-2019, 09:33 AM
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The order of the procession can be seen here. The crown will be carried before the Queen, but there will be four pages, so presumably she will still have the robe.
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Old 10-11-2019, 09:36 AM
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Lets hope we at least see the State Diadem at the Opening of Parliament this year.
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Old 10-11-2019, 10:46 AM
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That´s exactly how I thought it will turn out to be one day. In the last couple of years when watching the opening of parliament I often thought how much of a fatigue and burden it must have been for Her wearing the Crown.
I think we still can be very happy Her Majesty wearing full regalia and the crown still playing a vital part in the ceremony!
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Old 10-11-2019, 10:52 AM
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The Queen NEVER rides alone, not in her limo nor in a carriage. There is always a member of her family or a lady-in-waiting sitting at her left side.
The state opening of parliament is such an official thing, so I guess, if Charles and Camilla accompany her this year, Camilla will sit next to her while Charles, as a gentleman, sits opposite.
The Queen rode alone in the Scottish State Coach during this year's Trooping of the Colour.
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Old 10-11-2019, 11:13 AM
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I'm delighted to see the full 'panoply' of a State opening will go ahead this year...There is no earthly reason why it should not..
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Old 10-11-2019, 11:33 AM
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Perhaps this year, more so than others that have preceded, the State Opening of Parliament *needs* the pomp and circumstance and visible and tangible signs that the UK [...] has the continuity of over a 1000 years of history that has brought the UK to this point and its stability and protection is represented by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
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Old 10-11-2019, 12:08 PM
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The Queen rode alone in the Scottish State Coach during this year's Trooping of the Colour.
Exactly true -
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Old 10-11-2019, 12:31 PM
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The Queen rode alone in the Scottish State Coach during this year's Trooping of the Colour.

That is, as you will know, not an average ride from point A to B, but regarded as an alternative to horseback to inspect her guards (besides, the princes and princess of the blood royal riding behind her carriage on horseback are regarded as her personal attendees or aides at this function).
This one is the only exception to the rule; normally protocol forbids that she would go alone. In the old days it would have even be unheard of for a monarch to walk alone through the corridors of a palace without the presence of some ladies or gentlemen of the court. These things of course have changed a bit in the past decades of course. But travelling in an official capacity, at least in Britain, the Queen will always be accompanyied.
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Old 10-11-2019, 02:12 PM
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Nice that we will see a full on state opening again. I can understand the Queen not wanting to wear the imperial state crown, it is so heavy and with the robes as well it must be quite tiring.

Nice to see some level of usual service is resuming.
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:19 PM
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Sounds like there will be an identical ceremony to the one in 1952, when The Queen opened the Parliament before she was crowned and kept the State Diadem on for the entire ceremony
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Old 10-11-2019, 09:11 PM
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Here’s the confirmation of the State Opening- The Queen won’t be wearing the Imperial State Crown, but it’s a full State Pageantry Opening. With the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall in attendance.
https://mobile.twitter.com/majestyma...48771018145792



I suppose that is going to be the norm now, i.e. the Queen no longer wearing the Imperial State Crown.



After watching the Queen's interview on the coronation anniversary, when she spoke about the crown and how heavy it is, I understand it may not be just a matter of making HM more comfortable. At her age, there is a real risk of the Queen injuring herself or even breaking her neck when reading with the crown on.
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Old 10-12-2019, 12:45 AM
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Pictures of the Army's rehearsals: https://twitter.com/ArmyInLondon/sta...87994434134016
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:39 AM
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Please note that several overtly political/agenda-driven posts have been removed. This is not a platform to draw in the political atmosphere of a country nor a "my country is better than yours" (vis-à-vis: State Openings of Parliament) kind of debate. Posts that contain comments that may result in further off-topic discussion have been edited.
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Old 10-13-2019, 03:07 PM
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Live Coverage: The State Opening of Parliament 2019- Monday, 14th-
BBC One: 10am -
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0009m7n
C-Span: 6am -
https://www.c-span.org/video/?465198...ish-parliament

If anyone have any other links so we all can watch, please do post them.
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Old 10-13-2019, 04:01 PM
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Could she wear a tiara instead?
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Old 10-13-2019, 04:06 PM
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She most likely will wear the George IV State Diadem instead of the Imperial State Crown which is also on display at the State Opening of Parliament.

The George IV State Diadem: https://www.google.com/search?q=quee...CvM7r_kKnugWM:

The Imperial State Crown: https://www.google.com/search?client...gV_MW_UjZRGdM:
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Old 10-13-2019, 04:14 PM
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I fully expect the Queen to wear The George IV State Diadem for the whole day.
However, I would be thrilled if she surprised us with Queen Victoria's Small Diamond Crown.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_...Queen_Victoria
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Old 10-13-2019, 04:15 PM
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The Queen has (nearly) always travelled to and from the state opening in the George IV State Diadem and changes into the Imperial State Crown after her arrival and before her departure. It would make the most sense to simply keep it on rather than change headwear at all. Apparently this is what she did at a state opening before her coronation, the crown was placed alongside on a table rather than on her head, I believe on that occasion she wore the George VI diadem as well.
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Old 10-13-2019, 04:49 PM
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Do other members of the BRF attend the State opening of Parliament but sit in a designated area?
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Old 10-13-2019, 04:56 PM
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Do other members of the BRF attend the State opening of Parliament but sit in a designated area?
No, only Charles and Camilla.
In the past there were many more, but not now.

Princes Anne sometimes attends in her role as Gold Stick-in-Waiting, wearing military uniform.
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