National Geographic : 1946 Aug
The National Geographic Magazine O National Geographic Society liodactrome by I. Antlony Stewart Glittering Thrones, Royalty's Seats and Symbols, Get Repairs Like Ordinary Chairs On state openings of Parliament the King occupies the throne on the left, which is slightly higher than the Queen's. As the King may not enter the House of Commons-a prohibition stemming from the day Charles I forced his way in, seeking to arrest five members-the royal thrones customarily stand in the House of Lords. When Commons, bombed out of its own chamber in 1941, borrowed the Lords' undamaged chamber, the thrones were removed to the basement, where they are here seen. Both bear the Royal Arms.