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Queen Elizabeth II sits before delivering the Queen's Speech from the...
Queen Elizabeth II sits before delivering the Queen's Speech from the throne during State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster on May 18, 2016 in London, England. The State Opening of Parliament is the formal start of the parliamentary year. This year's Queen's Speech, setting out the government's agenda for the coming session, is expected to outline policy on prison reform, tuition fee rises and reveal the potential site of a UK spaceport.
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May 27, 2015: Queen Elizabeth II is seated on the throne in the House of Lords next to her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, right, son, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, 2nd left and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, as she prepares to deliver the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London.