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8 May 2013

See the Queen in Westminster

The Queen heads to the Palace of Westminster today to open the next session of Parliament, and whilst we're all hoping that the Government will have put some decent ideas in the speech they have prepared for her, the decision to invite Prince Charles to attend for the first time in 17 years reminds us that she will not be around forever.

TV schedules suggest that events run between about 10.30am and noon, and those who find the time to stand out on Whitehall or Parliament Square will get to enjoy a spectacle of pomp and pageantry with military bands, a series of horse-drawn coaches bringing the Queen and various hangers on to and from Westminster in a fine setting.

For more, see http://www.parliament.uk/about/how/occasions/stateopening/