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The Life Guards of Household Cavalry

Members of the Life Guards form the rear of the Sovereign's Escort.


State Opening of Parliament marks the commencement of a session of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. During this ceremony the Monarch reads the 'Speech from the Throne'. The speech is not written by the Queen, but rather by the Cabinet, and reflects the legislative agenda for which they seek the agreement of both Houses of Parliament. It's also significant as assembled are the members of all three branches of government (legislative, executive, judiciary) in the House of Lords.

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Taken on May 27, 2015