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Britain's Queen Elizabeth delivers her speech during the State... News PhotoBritish Royalty,Ceremony,Crown,Elizabeth II,Government,Greater London,Horizontal,Houses Of Parliament - London,International Landmark,London - England,Opening Ceremony,Parliament Building,Politics,Prince,Prince Charles,Queen - Royal Person,Royalty,Sitting,Speech,State Opening Of UK Parliament,Throne,UKPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPBritain's Queen Elizabeth delivers her speech during the State Opening of Parliament at the House of Lords, alongside Prince Charles (L) in London May 8, 2013. Prince Charles was set to attend the state opening of Britain's parliament alongside his mother Queen Elizabeth II in a sign of his increasing role as the 87-year-old monarch scales back some duties. The appearance comes a day after Buckingham Palace announced that Charles, the Prince of Wales, will represent his mother at the next Commonwealth heads of government meeting, a gathering she has only missed once in four decades. AFP PHOTO/POOL/TOBY MELVILLE (Photo credit should read TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images)