What's this rig?

#1
Meet Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe:

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I'm thinking it's the old diplomatic uniform (which I thought died in the 1930s)? Or perhaps court uniform?
 
#2
Off that, it really is the ceremonial dress of the Met Commissioner (not an easy Google, that one).

Lord Trenchard GCB OM GCVO DSO:
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#11
Bernie H-H needs to keep his gob shut and just concentrate on the job in hand and not go jockeying for yet more snooping powers, I hope Boris has him in for an interview without coffee.
 

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