Queen Elizabeth II attends UK govt's weekly cabinet meeting

The Queen's visit to the weekly Cabinet meeting as an observer is the first time a monarch has attended the meeting since Queen Victoria's reign
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Queen Elizabeth II poses with British Prime Minister David Cameron and cabinet ministers in The Pillared Room at Number 10 Downing Street to attend the Government's weekly Cabinet meeting on December 18, 2012 in London, England. The Queen's visit to the weekly Cabinet meeting as an observer is the first time a monarch has attended the meeting since Queen Victoria's reign. (Getty Images)
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Queen Elizabeth II arrives with British Prime Minister David Cameron to meet members of the cabinet at Number 10 Downing Street as she attends the Government's weekly Cabinet meeting on December 18, 2012 in London, England. The Queen's visit to the weekly Cabinet meeting as an observer is the first time a monarch has attended the meeting since Queen Victoria's reign. (Getty Images)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron (R) greets Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as she arrives at Number 10 Downing Street to attend the Government's weekly Cabinet meeting on December 18, 2012 in London, England. The Queen's visit to the weekly Cabinet meeting as an observer is the first time a monarch has attended the meeting since Queen Victoria's reign. (Getty Images)
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Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by Foreign Secretary William Hague, leaves Number 10 Downing Street after attending the Government's weekly Cabinet meeting on December 18, 2012 in London, England. (Getty Images)
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Queen Elizabeth II leaves Number 10 Downing Street after attending the Government's weekly Cabinet meeting on December 18, 2012 in London, England. (Getty Images)
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Queen Elizabeth II (C) sits next to British Prime Minister David Cameron (2L) and Foreign Secretary William Hague (2R) at Number 10 Downing Street as she attends the Government's weekly Cabinet meeting on December 18, 2012 in London, England. The Queen's visit to the weekly Cabinet meeting as an observer is the first time a monarch has attended the meeting since Queen Victoria's reign. (Getty Images)
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Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts and Business Secretary Vince Cable (R) arrive to attend the Government's weekly Cabinet meeting at Number 10 Downing Street on December 18, 2012 in London, England. Queen Elizabeth II attended the weekly Cabinet meeting as an observer, the first time a monarch has done so since Queen Victoria attended a cabinet meeting of her government over a century ago. (Getty Images)
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Culture Secretary Maria Miller leaves Number 10 Downing Street after attending the Government's weekly Cabinet meeeting on December 18, 2012 in London, England. Queen Elizabeth II attended the weekly Cabinet meeting as an observer, the first time a monarch has done so since Queen Victoria attended a cabinet meeting of her government over a century ago. (Getty Images)
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Education Secretary Michael Gove speaks to the media after attending the Government's weekly Cabinet meeting at Number 10 Downing Street on December 18, 2012 in London, England. Queen Elizabeth II attended the weekly Cabinet meeting as an observer, the first time a monarch has done so since Queen Victoria attended a cabinet meeting of her government over a century ago. (Getty Images)
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Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan-Smith arrives for the Government's weekly Cabinet meeting at Number 10 Downing Street on December 18, 2012 in London, England. (Getty Images)