Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, centre, prepares to deliver her speech in the House of Lords, during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London Wednesday June 4, 2014. The State Opening of Parliament is an annual pageant of pomp and politics centered on the Queen’s Speech, a legislative program written by the government but read out by the monarch before a crowd of lawmakers. Queen Elizabeth sits with her husband Prince Philip, and Prince Charles with Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, centre left. (AP Photo/Carl Court, Pool)