State Opening of Parliament 2014

After the rehearsal the real thing. The challenge every year is to get new shots as I’m standing in the same places, watching a meticulously planned ceremony that hasn’t changed for many a year. Usually¬†it’s the people around the edges that make for interesting pictures.

 

The Queen in Westminster Hall

 

A bit late but here’s some pictures of the Queen visiting Westminster Hall just before Christmas to¬†view the Diamond Jubilee Window now installed in the great window over the North Door. She also got to see¬†the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft, which is located underneath Parliament, which rather surprisingly she had never seen before. It was all a bit of a challenge light wise as: A. there was none! and B. It was pointed out to me about 10 seconds before she arrived that ‘Her Majesty isn’t a fan of flash photography, she’ll give you a look to make it clear to you if you’re using it too much..’

 

State Opening of Parliament 2012

One of the more memorable commissions of the last 20 years with great access shooting in the House of Lords, for the House of Lords.