The Queen is the head of state, not the head of government, meaning that her role in the UK government is entirely ceremonial. On the occasion of the State Opening of Parliament every year, the Queen reads out an address discussing the government's legislative goals that term. As Head of State, she goes on official state visits abroad (though these are largely carried out by family members due to her age), and also hosts heads of foreign governments who visit England. She is the Head of the Armed Forces, and as such is the only person who can declare war, although she cannot do so without consulting the government first. She is also the Head of the Church of England, and in charge of appointing high-ranking clergy. In addition to these duties, she spends a huge amount of time travelling the country and visiting hospitals, schools, and a vast array of other organizations.