The Queen today attended cabinet where she sat between David Cameron and William Hague. During the meeting there was a discussion on Afghanistan as well as a vote that resulted in everyone giving The Queen three cheers.
One extraordinary piece of business was a proposal to rename part of Antarctica 'Queen Elizabeth Land'. It was reported that The Queen did not offer an opinion on this. She did however inadvertently insult the Lib Dem members of the cabinet. As is normal Nick Clegg, Vince Cable and the others stand behind their Tory masters during cabinet. The Queen mistook them for footman and suggested that they get a new livery "To stop them looking so scruffy."
As a gift the Cabinet gave the Queen a set of 60 place mats with views of Whitehall across the last 60 years. Including one that shows the Cabinet in session on the day that the Queen ascended to the throne.
Outside there was a slight scuffle as Nicholas Witchell and Nick Robinson vied to be the one to report on the story. Witchell thought that as it was a Royal event it was his territory while Robinson argued that as an old friend of David Cameron it was his department. In the end the two men were split up by police with Robinson saying he would talk to Cameron about it during the Boxing day hunt.
Meanwhile Royal hanger on Pipper Middleton was spotted in a late night bar with Tory bad boy Zac Goldsmith while Prince Charles was said to be in deep discussion with Tory Minister Eric Pickles about expanding his role within the constitution.