One change in the ceremony for the Queen’s Speech yesterday was the arrival of the Justices of the Supreme Court in their new robes. They occupied the two rows in the middle of the chamber right at the front – ahead of peers but behind the senior judges who attend each year. The High Court and Appeal Court judges sit in their robes and wigs. They constitute a small number of the judges of the senior courts of England and Wales. I gather they are selected by ballot. The new Justices sit without wigs. Those that were law lords (that is, virtually all of them) previously attended State Opening but they sat in their ermine robes with other peers. They now have their own distinct robes and specified seats.