Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Queen attends cabinet meeting for first time in her 60 year reign-BBC

12/18/12, "Queen attends cabinet meeting in Downing Street," BBC

"The Queen has arrived in Downing Street for the first cabinet meeting of her 60 year reign.

Prime Minister David Cameron greeted the Queen at the door of Number 10, and ushered her inside after posing briefly for photographs.

It is understood that ministers will present her with a gift to commemorate her Diamond Jubilee year.

She was expected to sit between the PM and the foreign secretary for part of the regular meeting of top ministers.

It is believed to be the first time a monarch has attended peace-time cabinet since George III in 1781. George I ceased to chair cabinet in 1717.

The Queen's father, King George VI, attended war cabinet during the Second World War."...


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