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Last Updated: Thursday October 04 2007 14:40 GMT

Where does the Queen fit in?

The Queen arrives for the State Opening of Parliament

The Queen has the final say on whether a bill becomes law.

This is because the Queen is our head of state.

What actually happens is that she accepts the advice of her government.

The last Monarch to reject a law that was wanted by both Houses of Parliament was Queen Anne. She died in 1715.