Queen Elizabeth Attends Cabinet Meeting

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Cabinet Meeting For the first time in at least 100 years, a sitting monarch attended a cabinet meeting in the UK. Queen Elizabeth II spoke only twice at the meeting - she wished everyone a merry Christmas and asked that her speech to parliament, which is written by cabinet members, be shorter.

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