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The Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge conduct a rare joint engagement in London

The Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge conducted a rare joint engagement in London on Tuesday morning as they officially opened a new educational establishment.

Her Majesty was joined by her granddaughter-in-law during the visit King’s College London where they opened Bush House, the latest education and learning facilities on the Strand Campus.

The Queen is Patron of King’s College London and last visited the site in 2012.

This is the first time that The Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge have conducted a joint engagement in seven years, having last had a solo outing in 2012.

The royal party arrived at Bush House in the mid-morning with hundreds of people gathered in the central courtyard to get a glimpse of the royals.

Her Majesty and Her Royal Highness then took a tour of the facilities on offer before meeting a number of supporters of the development.

The Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge then visited the roof terrace which offered a spectacular panoramic view of London.

Back inside, Her Majesty and Her Royal Highness viewed a robotics demonstration, including robotic surgery, and a demo showing how sensors made from textiles can measure useful information about the body.

The royal party then stopped by at King’s virtual trading floor where they met a number of students from the Entrepreneurship Institute.

King’s College London is the fourth oldest university in London and has played a role in many advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA, and research that led to the development of radio, television and mobile phones.

To formally mark the visit, The Queen unveiled a plaque before signing the Visitor’s Book alongside the Duchess of Cambridge.

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