The State Opening of Parliament has always been a highly anticipated event by politicians, peers, civil servants, and members of the Royal Household. Aside from its historical and political significance, the State Opening is also a showcase of priceless gems, lovely ladies in even lovelier gowns, and gentlemen at their best. Here are some unforgettable moments at the State Opening of Parliament through the years.
|Queen Mary wearing her robes for the State Opening of Parliament, 1911.|
|Queen Elizabeth II delivers her speech at the State Opening of Parliament in 2008.|
|Diana, Princess of Wales, at the State Opening of Parliament, 1984.|
|Queen Elizabeth II and the Princess of Wales arriving at the State Opening|
of Parliament, 1991.
|The Queen at the State Opening of Parliament, 1954.|
|King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra at the State Opening of Parliament.|
|A painting showing King George V riding in the Gold State Coach during the State Opening of Parliament.|
|King George V and Queen Mary at the State Opening of Parliament sometime|
in the 1930s.
|King Edward VIII at the State Opening of Parliament in November|
1937. Less than a month later, he abdicated.
|King George V and Queen Elizabeth.|