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In pictures: Queen's Speech
Palace of Westminster
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Police seal off the Palace of Westminster ahead of the State Opening of Parliament
Yeoman of the Guard
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A Yeoman of the Guard prepares for the arrival of the Queen
The Queen on her way to Buckingham Palace
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The Queen departs Buckingham Palace and rides in the Royal carriage to the House of Lords
Horse Guards
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The Horse Guards follow the Queen as she heads to the Palace of Westminster
The Queen in the Royal carriage
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The Queen nods to her Horse Guards as she rides to Westminster
The Queen and Prince Philip
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The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, alights from her carriage at Westminster
The Lord Chancellor kneels before the Queen
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The Queen takes her speech from the Lord Chancellor in the House of Lords
The Queen delivers her speech
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The Queen sets out the government's legislative plans in her speech to MPs
Tony Blair and Gordon Brown listen to the Queen's Speech
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Government ministers and MPs come to the House of Lords to hear the Queen's Speech
A Horse Guard
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A Horse Guard takes a rest during the State Opening of Parliament



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