State Opening of Parliament

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Watch as the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh travel in a coach from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster for the State Opening of Parliament, the most exciting and important event of the Parliamentary calendar.

As Head of State, it is The Queen's duty to formally open each new session of Parliament.

Join the throngs of spectators as the procession makes its way along The Mall and Whitehall, before heading to the Houses of Parliament.

The ceremony takes place at the House of Lords. It is also broadcast live on BBC television.

Venue Details & Map

The Mall, London

Address
The Mall
London
SW1A 2WH
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