State Opening of Parliament, 1981

Members of the Royal Family attended the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London on this day in 1981. Take a look at some of the scenes below-

The Queen (wearing the George IV State Diadem) was escorted by the Duke of Edinburgh.

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The Prince and Princess of Wales (in Queen Mary’s Lovers Knot Tiara and her Collingwood Earrings) were attending the Princess’ first State Opening.

Princess Anne wore her Festoon Tiara.

The Duchess of Gloucester (glittering in the Gloucester Honeysuckle Tiara) and the Duchess of Kent (in the Kent Pearl and Diamond Fringe Tiara) were also present.

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