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Queen attends Cabinet meeting

The Queen has attended a Cabinet meeting at Downing Street as part of events to mark her Jubilee year. She will become the first monarch to attend the weekly briefing since Queen Victoria.

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Cabinet gives Queen 60 table mats to mark Royal visit

The Queen received a gift of 60 table mats to mark her historic visit to Cabinet, each with a picture of Buckingham Palace chosen from the Royal library at Windsor, Number 10 has said.

The Palace had suggested the mats as a gift. Ministers also made a donation to Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee Trust.

The Queen spoke twice at Cabinet - once to wish ministers a happy Christmas and once to ask for the next Queen's Speech to be shorter rather than longer.

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