Queen sits in on Cab­i­net meet­ing

Austin American-Statesman - - FOOD & LIFE - Queen Elizabeth II

LON­DON — Queen Elizabeth II sat in on a Cab­i­net meet­ing Tues­day for the first time, tak­ing a seat be­tween Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter David Cameron and For­eign Sec­re­tary Wil­liam Hague to ob­serve the weekly dis­cus­sion of government busi­ness.

Her visit is be­lieved to be the first time a sit­ting monarch has at­tended a Cab­i­net meet­ing in at least 100 years.

Cab­i­net mem­bers pre­sented her with a gift of 60 place­mats in honor of her Di­a­mond Ju­bilee.

The government said the queen at­tended Tues­day’s meet­ing as an observer — not as a con­trib­u­tor — in honor of her 60 years on the throne.

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