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Charles & Camilla open the London Power Tunnels project to Snap’s ‘The Power’

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall received an unexpected surprise on Wednesday morning after a rendition of Snap’s ‘The Power’ played as they opened National Grid’s London Power Tunnels Project.

Charles and Camilla pressed a button at the launch which officially opened the new 32km (20 miles) electricity superhighway which will supply electricity to London from deep below the capital’s streets.

It was as the couple jointly pressed the button that the famous 1990s song blasted out with the famous chorus ‘I’ve Got The Power.’

The new superhighway is 32 metres (100 feet) below the ground’s surface and will provide electricity to the capital.

Wearing a hard hat, the Prince of Wales was given a tour of the underground tunnels where he inspected the project which has been seven years in the making.

Meanwhile, the Duchess stayed above ground and was shown a substation.

After they toured the tunnels, the royal couple met local schoolchildren who were at the National Grid’s education centre.

The centre was set up to encourage children to learn more about STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects.

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