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James Veysey (b. 1979)

The State Opening of Parliament 3 Dec 2008

RCIN 2943882

The Queen has opened every session of the Westminster Parliament since her Accession, except in 1959 and 1963 when she was expecting Prince Andrew and Prince Edward respectively. Unless he is abroad, she is accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh who wears the naval full dress uniform of an Admiral of the Fleet, including his medals and a sword.