Searching the cellars of the Houses of Parliament
This tradition dates back to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, when Guy Fawkes was arrested whilst preparing to blow up Parliament. Today, the Yeomen of the Guard continue this historic search, in addition to the security checks by police.
The Queen leaves Buckingham Palace for the State Opening of Parliament
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh in the Royal Gallery in the Palace of Westminster for the State Opening of Parliament, 4 June 2014.