The journey of the Imperial State Crown for the Queen’s Speech (and the arrival of Carlo and Camilla) –

The Imperial State Crown’s journey from Buckingham Palace to the Houses of Parliament. Like a year ago, when Elizabeth was to read the Queen’s speech, the crown arrives at Parliament in Westminster, by car. She is no longer on a golden chariot, together with the sovereign, as in the past. And she will not be worn by Carlo (like a year ago she was not worn even by the queen who had a hat). But the Imperial Crown remains the symbol of today’s rite and as such it watches over the long ceremonial of the day in the House of Lords. Prince Charles also arrived to read the Queen’s Speech in the uniform of Admiral of the Fleet, accompanied by the Duchess of Cornwall, future queen consort, Camilla. (Text: Enrica Roddolo)