CORRECTION APTOPIX Britain Queens Speech

May 9, 2012 - 7:56 AM
CORRECTS DATE TO 2012 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II reads the Queen's Speech to lawmakers in the House of Lords in London, Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Queen Elizabeth II said Wednesday that Britain's government plans to finally reform the centuries-old House of Lords and introduce direct elections for members. Announcing the government's new legislative program in an opulent pageant of pomp and politics, the queen said planned laws would introduce a smaller, mainly upper elected chamber. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)