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What Does The Queen Do? Royal Duties Explained Amid Elizabeth II's Health Scare

Tue Jan 03 08:09:51 EST 2017 | International Business Times
After a "heavy cold" made Queen Elizabeth II miss Christmas and New Year's Day church services for the first time in decades, spectators around the world began to scrutinize everything from potential funeral plans to the sheer reason the British monarchy exists. But in order to discuss who the next queen (or king) might be, you first have to know the job description. The queen is the British head of state in a constitutional monarchy, meaning that even though she's the sovereign, Elizabeth ..

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LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II missed a traditional New Year’s Day church service Sunday because of the effects of a lingering cold. Buckingham Palace said the Queen “does not yet fee..
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II was not able to attend the New Year's Day church service on Sunday due to a heavy cold. Buckingham Palace said the 90-year-old queen "does not yet feel..
LONDON –  Queen Elizabeth II missed a traditional New Year's Day church service Sunday because of the effects of a lingering cold. Buckingham Palace said the queen "does not y..
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Queen Elizabeth II was not well enough to attend the traditional New Year church service because of a lingering cold, Buckingham Palace said Sunday. The palace said the queen "does..
LONDON –  Queen Elizabeth II will not be well enough to attend the traditional New Year church service because of a lingering cold, Buckingham Palace said Sunday The palace sa..
Two weeks have passed since Queen Elizabeth II has made a public appearance, as a “heavy cold” has forced her to skip annual church ceremonies on both Christmas Day and New Year’s ..
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth did not attend a church service on New Year’s Day due to a heavy cold, Buckingham Palace said in a statement. CBS This Morning When the queen gets sick an..
Queen Elizabeth will not be attending this year's New Year Day's church service as she continues to recover from her cold, a Buckingham Palace spokesman said. “The Queen does not y..
Queen Elizabeth II skipped the annual New Year church service Sunday as the British monarch is still too unwell. A U.K. journalist, citing the Buckingham Palace, tweeted that the 9..
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II will not be well enough to attend the traditional New Year church service because of a lingering cold, Buckingham Palace said Sunday The palace sai..
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II missed a traditional New Year’s Day church service Sunday because of the effects of a lingering cold. Buckingham Palace said the queen “does not ye..
Queen Elizabeth II missed her annual New Year's Day church service Sunday due to her ongoing cold but her daughter Anne, Princess Royal said the 90-year-old monarch ..
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FILE - This is a Tuesday, June, 14, 2016 file photo of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as she arrives by carriage on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse race meeting at Ascot, Engl..
FILE - This is a Tuesday, June, 14, 2016 file photo of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as she arrives by carriage on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse race meeting at Ascot, Engl..
Yui Mok—WPA Pool/Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II sits at a desk in the Regency Room after recording her Christmas Day broadcast to the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace on December..
Queen Elizabeth II is set to make her first public appearance since a pre-Christmas cold thwarted her usual holiday plans. While she is still fighting off a strong cold, a rep tell..
A group advocating for Australia to remain under the British monarchy has told its members to start preparing for Queen Elizabeth II's death amid her growing health problems. The l..
(CNN) - Queen Elizabeth will not attend a New Year's Day church service as she continues to recover from a "heavy cold," a Buckingham Palace spokesman says. Despite her absence at ..
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II missed a traditional New Year's Day church service Sunday because of the effects of a lingering cold. Buckingham Palace said the queen "does not ye..
After a "heavy cold" made Queen Elizabeth II miss Christmas and New Year's Day church services for the first time in decades, spectators around the world began to scrutinize e..
FILE - This is a Tuesday, June, 14, 2016 file photo of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as she arrives by carriage on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse race meeting at Ascot, Engl..
LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II missed a traditional New Year’s Day church service Sunday because of the effects of a lingering cold. Buckingham Palace said the queen “does not yet fee..
Queen Elizabeth II missed a traditional New Year's Day church service Sunday because of the effects of a lingering cold. Buckingham Palace said the queen "does not yet feel ready t..
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Queen Elizabeth II returned to the public eye Wednesday after two weeks in seclusion as she recuperated from what officials called a “heavy cold,” prompting many to wonder whether ..
Queen Elizabeth did not attend a New Year's Day church service as she continues to recover from a "heavy cold," a Buckingham Palace spokesman said. Despite remaining fairly active ..
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For the second week in a row, Queen Elizabeth II was a no-show at church with a bad cold that forced her to skip the New Year’s Day holiday service, according to the palace. “The Q..
SANDRINGHAM, ENGLAND —  Britain's Queen Elizabeth missed a New Year's Day church service on Sunday due to a heavy cold, Buckingham Palace said, a week after the 90-year-old mo..
LONDON Britain's Queen Elizabeth has given an honor to a member of her staff in a private ceremony, resuming official duties as she continued to recover from a heavy cold that forc..