Re: Star Trek Movie FAQ
Perhaps the 'Queen' consciousness is held by the Collective and can be downloaded into a body when it's needed?
I think that's a more likely explanation. It also explains why she was able to "escape" from the BOBW cube.
"For those of you playing the home game, this is what is known as a 'Prince Albert'. And I'm sure that was his last wish. 'Victoria, I'm dying. I want you to name a museum, a performance hall, and a bolt through the cock after me.'"
—Robin Williams, Live on Broadway