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Many of the Queen’s duties go unseen

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The Queen’s sense of duty is well known across the world, after seven decades as head of state.

Many of the Queen's duties go unseen
Many of the Queen’s duties go unseen

But, as BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond explained earlier on BBC Radio 5 Live, most of us aren’t aware of the “enormous number” of duties carried out by the Queen.

“Most of them happen below the surface – we don’t see them,” says Dymond.

“We might see the State Opening of Parliament or we might see her at Remembrance Day, but day-to-day there are literally hours of state duties.

“A lot of it is reading state papers – these great red boxes turn up at Buckingham Palace with all the state papers – she’s spent seven decades reading these things, she does it on her holidays, she did it when she was on royal tours.”

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