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  • This is the procession that brings the crown on the cap of maintenance on the sort of state to the Palace of Westminster, those three great symbols off royal authority.

  • Accompanied by the crown jeweller and other senior officers.

  • This will make its way into the sovereign's entrance.

  • They are using the Queen Alexandra State coach today, which was built originally in 18 65.

  • So the regalia, by the way, coming from the palace today, of course, most of it kept at the Tower of London but transferred to the palace overnight.

  • And then we'll see the regalia being transferred now at the foot of the Victoria tie.

  • We're ready for it to be taken into the Regalia room at the foot of the tower and then up into the Royal Gallery, where it will be put on display.

  • So let's see the arrival here.

  • An interesting feature here is that the state ceremonies feature the Queen's barge master on the Queen's Waterman in the roles of footmen.

  • There they are on.

  • They are a reminder that in days gone by, the crown jewels will be brought under Westminster by river because that was a rather safer route coming down from Westminster by road.

  • We have several new faces in the settlement today, including the new controller off the Lord Chamberlain's office in the in the Palace and Buckingham Palace.

  • Michael Vernon Lieutenant Colonel Michael Vernon, with a long, distinguished military Korea is now in this post, took over from Andhra Ford.

  • So he's waiting that just at the foot of the stairs on the crown jeweller will bring out the Imperial State crown, with its 3000 gemstones only seen at coronations and its state openings of Parliament.

  • So it's a a rare sight.

  • Michael Vernon, in his first state opening, ready to take the crown into the Regalia room, where it will be placed on a different kind of cushion to be taken up to the role gallery to be put on display there until the queen's arrival.

  • I mentioned to that that is just one of three symbols off royal authority that we will see today.

  • The other two, which will also be put on display in the role gallery, are the cap of maintenance as it's called on the sword of state sort of state, which dates from 16 85 and the coordination of James the second in just about.

  • See if they're on, then to the right of the sort of staters will see the procession going into the stairs.

  • There we can see the cap of maintenance, the criticism velvet of the ERM in all symbols of the monarchs power.

This is the procession that brings the crown on the cap of maintenance on the sort of state to the Palace of Westminster, those three great symbols off royal authority.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/02
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