State Opening of Parliament 2017

On 21st June 2017 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II opened Parliament. Amongst those members in attendance were the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and the Bishops of Birmingham, Durham, Newcastle, Oxford, St Albans, Southwark and Winchester. 

This picture was taken of the Lords Spiritual in the Bishops’ Robing Room, in their formal State Opening robes, prior to entering the Lords Chamber.:

Lords Spiritual left-right: St Albans, Durham, Canterbury, Winchester, York, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southwark. Picture by Simon Stanley.

The Archbishops in the Chamber, awaiting the arrival of the Queen.

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