She does not use her stronger magical skills to get her own way in Council (which most of her ancestors either would have done or did do) and even Eileen acknowledges Roxannadrell is pretty decent over this. The Queen generally uses reasoned argument against her Council and when that fails shows how their awkwardness might look in the eyes of the people. Like her ancestors though, she will not acknowledge when she is at fault. Eileen has plenty to say on that, none of it flattering!
There are plenty of areas where the Queen and her Council act as one. One of these is in their absolute refusal to allow the Fairy News Network to film them in session.