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Private audiences

In addition to hosting a large number of official events, The Queen also conducts private audiences, each of which usually lasts about 20 minutes.

At Buckingham Palace, audiences are either held in The Queen’s Audience Room or in the 1844 Room.

The Queen gives a weekly audience to the Prime Minister and will also have a private audience with the Chancellor of the Exchequor before a new budget is announced, as well as with visiting Heads of State who are not attending on an official State Visit.

The Queen also chairs Privy Council meetings, which are held regularly throughout the year, usually around once a month.