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Pomp and Pageantry as Queen Elizabeth Opens U.K. Parliament

Monarch arrives by horse-drawn carriage to deliver speech to lawmakers.
Image: Britain's Queen Elizabeth delivers her speech in the House of Lords, during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London
Britain's Queen Elizabeth delivers her speech in the House of Lords chamber in London during the state opening of parliament on June 4, 2014. Reuters

Britain's Queen Elizabeth traveled by horse-drawn carriage to the Palace of Westminster in London on Wednesday for the state opening of parliament. The Queen delivered a speech setting out the government's agenda for the forthcoming year.

Queen Elizabeth sits alongside Prince Philip as she delivers her speech during the state opening of parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London on June 4, 2014.SUZANNE PLUNKETT / Reuters