Over in Great Britain, the State Opening of Parliament happens today. It is a monumental year. The Queen is giving her 65th speech to parliament, the first since 2017, focusing on the political agenda for the next year. It begins at 11:30 a.m. local time.
The procession, including The Queen, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, has already made its way to the House of Commons. The Royal Standard is flying, and Black Rod has done her duty. The Queen is not wearing the Imperial State Crown, as some thought she might, but rather the George IV State Diadem.
Fabulous shot of the diadem.
Camilla is wearing my favorite of her gowns for this event.
That incredible necklace and the Imperial Crown.
Lady Susan Hussey and Fortune Fitzroy, the Mistress of the Robes.
Made me misty eyed.
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To view live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_szCGpW4DA0
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