Queen Elizabeth attends the State Opening of Parliament 2017

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles attended the State Opening Of Parliament in the House of Lords on June 21, 2017 in London. The Queen formally opened parliament 2017. This year the Queen not wearing the imperial state crown and robes of state.
This year the Queen not wearing the imperial state crown and robes of state
This year the Queen not wearing the imperial state crown and robes of state
This year the Queen not wearing the imperial state crown and robes of state
This year the Queen not wearing the imperial state crown and robes of state

18 comments:

  1. The Queen looks lovely but she is aging and appears a little stooped.

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  2. Le prince Philip est hospitalisé pour une infection.

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  4. Queen looks beautiful as always

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  5. Holy mamma, she looks waaaay better than her own son

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    1. Um, just about everyone looks better than him. Some people age better than others, I guess.

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  6. Does someone know why did the imperial state crown had to be there, even if the monarch is not wearing it?

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    1. Ruan, to heavy for the Queen's head with 91? Although she was in full ornate every year until now... No, most important!! she had to hurry up to much more pleasant events: Ascot and the horses! - and to her next speech and quick to another sunny outfit overthere. (She missed her golden carriage too this year. Just a quick car, please!) But the Imperial Crown has to be there.
      Fashion: Prince Charles spent a fortune for his outfit again, as we can see without going to Spec's... :)

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    2. It's apparent to anyone that HM now walks a little more stopped than in past years, so no one expects her to have to walk whilst wearing the Imperial State Crown. At 91 some of us are likely to give her a pass on such things, and are just grateful that she is still able to attend to her duties ! As for rushing out to Ascot, I very much doubt at 91 HM has much of a rush in her !

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  7. I think that the queen is strongly feeling all the problems and accidents that are plaguing the UK lately. It shows in her face and demeanor.

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    1. I think you are right. The Queen would be horrified publicly to show emotion but that doesn't mean she doesn't care. She cares deeply about her country and its people. It has been a very gruelling few months for the UK whose people are battling on, as they always have and always will. Prince Charles is 70 next year so you can expect him to look young, and once one gets old it's sometimes difficult to tell if someone is 90 or 70. The Queen is extraordinary, indomitable and ever hard working. I have to say that Angela Kelly hat is truly dreadful though. It's always really easy to see if she is wearing Stuart Parvin and Rachel Trevor Morgan or Angela Kelly. One look is all it takes .... And the crown was at the ceremony because she wasn't wearing it. The crown is the physical symbol of the sovereignty of the nation via Its head of state, The Queen.

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  8. I wonder if HM hat was a nod to her support of her support of the EU ! :-)

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    1. Good call, Annabel! I googled the flag and there's her hat, lol.

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  9. Has the dress code changed for this even? I can remember that they always were wearing long evening dressed during this event, no?

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    1. Ascot, Iris!!! Quick run to Ascot for her. No time for great traditons.

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  10. Interesting... HRH the Queen always dresses with care.

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