Queen Elizabeth II State Opening of Parliament
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh return from the House of Lords in a horse-drawn carriage to Buckingham Palace, London, following the State Opening of Parliament. The Queen delivered her speech in which security was a key theme, as a showcase to the lead-up of the General elections in May.
Royalty - The Trooping of the Colour - Buckingham Palace, London
Members of the Royal Family gather to watch the RAF flypast for the Queen's birthday. (From left) The Queen Mother, the Prince of Wales, who is holding his son Prince William, the Duke of Kent, Princess Margaret, the Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen, Princess Michael of Kent and the Princess of Wales. (At Front, from left) Zara Phillips (daughter of Princess Anne), Lord Frederick Windsor (son of Princess Michael of Kent) and Peter Phillips (Princess Anne's son).
Royalty - Shots Fired at Queen Elizabeth II - Trooping the Colour, London
The Queen leans forward to reassure her horse Burmese as she enters Horseguards Parade after the incident in The Mall where a man fired several blanks at her from a replica pistol as she rode down The Mall to the Trooping the Colour Ceremony. The man was later named as Marcus Simon Sarjeant, of Folkestone, Kent.
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