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Queen Elizabeth opens British Parliament

Queen Elizabeth and Charles, the Prince of Wales are seen during the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London, October 14.  
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Queen Elizabeth and Charles, the Prince of Wales are seen during the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London, October 14. Victoria Jones/Pool via REUTERS

Queen Elizabeth and Charles, the Prince of Wales are seen during the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London, October 14. Victoria Jones/Pool via REUTERS
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Queen Elizabeth and Charles, the Prince of Wales proceed through the Royal Gallery before the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London, October 14. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS

Queen Elizabeth and Charles, the Prince of Wales proceed through the Royal Gallery before the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London, October 14. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS

Queen Elizabeth and Charles, the Prince of Wales proceed through the Royal Gallery before the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London, October 14. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS
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Queen Elizabeth and Charles, the Prince of Wales are seen during the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London, October 14. Victoria Jones/Pool via REUTERS

Queen Elizabeth and Charles, the Prince of Wales are seen during the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London, October 14. Victoria Jones/Pool via REUTERS

Queen Elizabeth and Charles, the Prince of Wales are seen during the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London, October 14. Victoria Jones/Pool via REUTERS
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Queen Elizabeth is driven by carriage as she returns to Buckingham Palace after delivering the State Opening of Parliament in London, October 14. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Queen Elizabeth is driven by carriage as she returns to Buckingham Palace after delivering the State Opening of Parliament in London, October 14. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Queen Elizabeth is driven by carriage as she returns to Buckingham Palace after delivering the State Opening of Parliament in London, October 14. REUTERS/Simon Dawson
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Queen Elizabeth is driven by carriage as she returns to Buckingham Palace after delivering the State Opening of Parliament in London, October 14. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Queen Elizabeth is driven by carriage as she returns to Buckingham Palace after delivering the State Opening of Parliament in London, October 14. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Queen Elizabeth is driven by carriage as she returns to Buckingham Palace after delivering the State Opening of Parliament in London, October 14. REUTERS/Simon Dawson
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Yeomen of the Guard are seen during the ceremonial search ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London, October 14.  
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Yeomen of the Guard are seen during the ceremonial search ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London, October 14. Victoria Jones/Pool via REUTERS

Yeomen of the Guard are seen during the ceremonial search ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London, October 14. Victoria Jones/Pool via REUTERS
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The Imperial State Crown is carried for the State Opening of Parliament into the Houses of Parliament in London,  October 14. Richard Pohle/Pool via REUTERS

The Imperial State Crown is carried for the State Opening of Parliament into the Houses of Parliament in London, October 14. Richard Pohle/Pool via REUTERS

The Imperial State Crown is carried for the State Opening of Parliament into the Houses of Parliament in London, October 14. Richard Pohle/Pool via REUTERS
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Guests in the House of Lords react as they attend the State Opening of Parliament ceremony in London, October 14.  
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Guests in the House of Lords react as they attend the State Opening of Parliament ceremony in London, October 14. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Pool

Guests in the House of Lords react as they attend the State Opening of Parliament ceremony in London, October 14. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Pool
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Members of the Army march near the Queen Victoria Memorial ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in London, October 14. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Members of the Army march near the Queen Victoria Memorial ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in London, October 14. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Members of the Army march near the Queen Victoria Memorial ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in London, October 14. REUTERS/Simon Dawson
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Queen Elizabeth is seen during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London, October 14. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS

Queen Elizabeth is seen during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London, October 14. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS

Queen Elizabeth is seen during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London, October 14. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS
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Queen Elizabeth proceeds through the Royal Gallery before the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London, October 14. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS

Queen Elizabeth proceeds through the Royal Gallery before the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London, October 14. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS

Queen Elizabeth proceeds through the Royal Gallery before the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London, October 14. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS
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Conservative MP Theresa May walks through the Central Lobby toward the House of Lords to listen to the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament, October 14.  
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Conservative MP Theresa May walks through the Central Lobby toward the House of Lords to listen to the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament, October 14. Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via REUTERS

Conservative MP Theresa May walks through the Central Lobby toward the House of Lords to listen to the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament, October 14. Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via REUTERS
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A member of the Yeoman Guard stands on the route of procession ahead of the Queen's speech during the State Opening of Parliament, October 14. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS

A member of the Yeoman Guard stands on the route of procession ahead of the Queen's speech during the State Opening of Parliament, October 14. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS

A member of the Yeoman Guard stands on the route of procession ahead of the Queen's speech during the State Opening of Parliament, October 14. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn head the procession of members of parliament through the Central Lobby toward the House of Lords to listen to the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament, October 14. Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via REUTERS

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn head the procession of members of parliament through the Central Lobby toward the House of Lords to listen to the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of...more

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn head the procession of members of parliament through the Central Lobby toward the House of Lords to listen to the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament, October 14. Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via REUTERS
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Carrie Symonds, partner of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, looks on ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, October 14.  Victoria Jones/Pool via REUTERS

Carrie Symonds, partner of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, looks on ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, October 14. Victoria Jones/Pool via REUTERS

Carrie Symonds, partner of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, looks on ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, October 14. Victoria Jones/Pool via REUTERS
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Queen Elizabeth and Charles, the Prince of Wales proceed through the Royal Gallery before the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament, October 14. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS

Queen Elizabeth and Charles, the Prince of Wales proceed through the Royal Gallery before the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament, October 14. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS

Queen Elizabeth and Charles, the Prince of Wales proceed through the Royal Gallery before the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament, October 14. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS
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Queen Elizabeth, Charles, the Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are seen during the State Opening of Parliament, October 14. Victoria Jones/Pool via REUTERS

Queen Elizabeth, Charles, the Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are seen during the State Opening of Parliament, October 14. Victoria Jones/Pool via REUTERS

Queen Elizabeth, Charles, the Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are seen during the State Opening of Parliament, October 14. Victoria Jones/Pool via REUTERS
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Queen Elizabeth delivers the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament during the State Opening of Parliament, October 14. Paul Edwards/Pool via REUTERS

Queen Elizabeth delivers the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament during the State Opening of Parliament, October 14. Paul Edwards/Pool via REUTERS

Queen Elizabeth delivers the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament during the State Opening of Parliament, October 14. Paul Edwards/Pool via REUTERS
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Queen Elizabeth delivers the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament, October 14. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Pool

Queen Elizabeth delivers the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament, October 14. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Pool

Queen Elizabeth delivers the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament, October 14. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Pool
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Queen Elizabeth sits in The Sovereign's Throne during the State Opening of Parliament, October 14. Tolga Akmen/Pool via REUTERS

Queen Elizabeth sits in The Sovereign's Throne during the State Opening of Parliament, October 14. Tolga Akmen/Pool via REUTERS

Queen Elizabeth sits in The Sovereign's Throne during the State Opening of Parliament, October 14. Tolga Akmen/Pool via REUTERS
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