Is there political and constitutional significance in the rituals of Parliament?

The following core readings were given for this essay. Some of their PDFs are attached:
Field, J., Story of Parliament (2002), chs. 1, 6.

Bond, M., The State Opening of Parliament (House of Lords Factsheet 6, 1980). PDF attached.

Rogers and Walters, How Parliament Works, chs. 1, 3, 5 (7th edn., 2015) (or, if unavailable, chs. 1, 3, 6 in 6th edn, 2006.

Armitage, Faith, ‘The Speaker, Parliamentary Ceremonies and Power’, Journal of Legislative Studies 16.3 (2010), 325-37. PDF attached.