State Opening of Parliament 2019

The Queen, accompanied by the Prince of Wales, presided over the Official Opening of the Session of Parliament in the Chamber of the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London on December 19th. This was a ‘dressed down’ version of the State Opening, devoid of pageantry and ceremony, right after the UK General Election, and just two months after the last State OpeningContinue reading

Queen’s Christmas Lunch at Buckingham Palace

The Queen hosted her annual Christmas Lunch for members of the extended British Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 18th. This lunch is held for those family members who aren’t invited to spend Christmas with the Queen at Sandringham in Norfolk, due to lack of space. Since this is a private event, we only get pictures of the royals arriving and departing. Continue reading