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First Minister has private meeting with Queen

Carwyn Jones was "received in Audience" by the Queen today. The initial handshake was photographed but their conversation remains private. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire/PA Images

It's weekly duty for the Prime Minister but only occasionally happens for the First Minister. Carwyn Jones today met the Queen for a confidential chat.

The Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales, was received in Audience by The Queen today.

– Buckingham Palace statement

It seems likely that they discussed Brexit, not least because the First Minister was in London on his way back from a series of meetings in Brussels. And they both share a concern about anything they fear might break up the United Kingdom. But meetings with the Monarch are the one bit of Government business that remains almost completely leak-proof.