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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles attend the state opening of Parliament on Wednesday in London. This year, the ceremony was scaled back, with the queen arriving by car rather than carriage and not wearing the crown or robes of state. WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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People lay floral tributes to the victims of the March 22 terror attack in Parliament Square outside the Houses of Parliament in central London. Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Keeping Calm In London, In Spite Of Terror

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A flower left in tribute to the victims of Wednesday's attack is seen next to the Palace of Westminster that houses the Houses of Parliament in central London. Niklas Halle'n/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Scaffolding surrounds a section of the Houses of Parliament in London in September 2016. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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For Britain's Crumbling Parliament, Renovation Will Be Costly And Take Years

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A message of "Say no to Trump" is projected on Britain's Houses of Parliament the evening before a Monday parliamentary debate took place on Donald Trump's state visit. Nearly 2 million people signed a petition in support of scrapping or downgrading the invitation. Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images hide caption

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David Cameron speaks to the media on July 13 as he leaves 10 Downing St. in London after formally resigning as prime minister. Cameron announced Monday that he is resigning from his position as a member of Parliament. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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A trespasser stands and walks along the roof at House of Commons early Sunday morning in London. The unidentified man was taken into custody after spending about eight hours wandering around the roof of the Palace of Westminster. Keith Hewitt/Getty Images hide caption

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Britain's House Of Lords Still Seems As Elitist As The Name Suggests

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When Parliament is in session, some may be overdoing it. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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Larry Miller reporting from London

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President Obama, accompanied by Commons Speaker John Bercow and Lords Speaker Baroness Helen Hayman, as he entered Westminster Hall. Nicholas Kamm /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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