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Eccentric, centuries-old customs at Queen's Speech

By The Associated Press
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LONDON (AP) -- The Queen's Speech, which formally opens Britain's parliament each year, is a colorful ceremony steeped in traditions dating back centuries. The costumes...full story
updated 2015-05-27 09:22 PM
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Eccentric, centuries-old customs at Queen's Speech
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- The Queen's Speech, which formally opens Britain's parliament each year, is a colorful ceremony steeped in traditions dating back centuries. The costumes....Fullstory

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