Tag Archive for Justices of the Supreme Court

State Opening of Parliament

Lord Norton

Today’s State Opening of Parliament followed its usual pattern, not least in terms of who was in the chamber.  Not only do members of the two Houses assemble, but we are joined by members of the Diplomat Corps, who sit by seniority (the senior ones to the front of the box, and the very junior…

The new Justices

Lord Norton

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…