The State Opening of Parliament is the highlight of the royal ceremonial year. Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, The Queen will travel by carriage to Parliament to begin the final session before the next election. Royal Central covered the events live; this is an archive of events.
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Today marks 66 years since The Queen took to the throne
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