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The State Opening of Parliament
© James Veysey/Camera Press
RCIN 2943882

The State Opening of Parliament

3 December 2008

James Veysey

Donated by Camera Press

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The Queen has opened every session of the Westminster Parliament since her Accession, except in 1959 and 1963 when she was expecting Prince Andrew and Prince Edward respectively. Unless he is abroad, she is accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh who wears the naval full dress uniform of an Admiral of the Fleet, including his medals and a sword. More