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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, centre left, and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh,  proceed through the Royal Gallery, during the State Opening of Parliament,  in the House of Lords, in London, Wednesday June 4, 2014. The State Opening of Parliament is an annual pageant of pomp and politics centred on the Queen's Speech, a legislative program written by the government but read out by the monarch before a crowd of lawmakers, ermine-robed peers and ceremonial officials in bright garb evoking centuries past. (AP Photo/Yui Mok, Pool)
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, centre left, and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, proceed through the Royal Gallery, during the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords, in London, Wednesday June 4, 2014. The State Opening of Parliament is an annual pageant of pomp and politics centred on the Queen's Speech, a legislative program written by the government but read out by the monarch before a crowd of lawmakers, ermine-robed peers and ceremonial officials in bright garb evoking centuries past. (AP Photo/Yui Mok, Pool)

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