National Geographic : 1946 Aug
Topical Press Agency, Ltd. King and Queen Ride Past the Houses of Parliament. War-weary London Welcomesthe Return ofPageantry On a damp August 15, 1945, scaffolded Victoria Tower admitted the royal couple to open the newly elected Parliament.Homeward bound, they pass Cromwell's statue and Westminster Hall. Their carriage, usually gilded, is austere. Horse Guards, normally in full regalia, dress inwartime khaki.