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Last Updated: Thursday February 10 2005 16:55 GMT

The Head of State

The Queen
The Queen is the UK's Head of State.

She acts as a focus for the nation to join together, she stands over ceremonial occasions, visits local communities and represents the UK around the world.

Quiz: The Queen

The Queen is also Head of the Commonwealth. During her reign she has visited all the Commonwealth countries.

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