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  The Queen's Speech
The Queen and Prince Philip travel to the Houses of Parliament in a horse-drawn carriage
1/8 The Queen and Prince Philip travel to the Houses of Parliament in a horse-drawn carriage
Royal servants enter the House of Lords before the Queen
2/8 Royal servants enter the House of Lords before the Queen
The Queen and Prince Philip arrive at the House of Lords
3/8 The Queen arrives at the House of Lords and her servant, Black Rod, goes to fetch the MPs from the Commons
The MPs in the Commons slam their door in Black Rod's face to show their independence - so he knocks on the door
4/8 The MPs in the Commons slam their door in Black Rod's face to show their independence - so he knocks on the door
MPs open the door and Black Rod asks them to listen to the Queen who's waiting in the Lords
5/8 MPs open the door and Black Rod asks them to listen to the Queen who's waiting in the Lords
The Lord Chancellor hands the Queen her speech, which is written on goatskin
6/8 The Lord Chancellor hands the Queen her speech, which is written on goatskin
The Queen reads her speech while Prince Philip listens with everyone else
7/8 The Queen reads her speech while Prince Philip listens with everyone else
The Queen's coach leaves for Buckingham Palace in the Irish state coach
8/8 The Queen's coach leaves for Buckingham Palace in the Irish state coach

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