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Queen Breaks With Centuries-Old Tradition, Joins UK Cabinet Meeting

Queen Elizabeth II sat in on a UK Cabinet meeting for the 1st time during her reign Tuesday. A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said she joined the meeting after an invitation from ministers who wanted to present her with a gift celebrating her 60 years on the throne.

According to video footage, UK PM David Cameron said, “We think the last time the monarch attended the cabinet was in 1781 during the American War of Independence.”

NBC News

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