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Britain's royal railways - the stations and lines with regal connections

It’s three and a half years late but the Elizabeth Line will open in May 2022, just in time for the Jubilee! It is hoped The queen will participate in the opening as she becomes the latest royal to have a railway line named after her. In 2016, she helped with the unveiling of the new Crossrail route which is now the Elizabeth Line. The Queen’s first experience on the Underground happened…
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A royal wedding, decades in the making

It was a wedding 35 years in the making for Prince Charles and Camilla. On April 9, 2005 after a royal scandal, a tragic death, forbidden love, two marriages and four children, Charles and Camilla were finally able to tie the knot. But like the years leading up the ceremony, the wedding day was no walk in the park. First of all, the day itself had to be rescheduled. Originally meant to take…
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Milestones of a Monarch: Farewell to Hong Kong

It was a colonial conquest that was supposed to be as “good as forever” but after more than 150 years of rule, at midnight on July 1, 1997, Britain handed over Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China. Hong Kong became part of the British Empire after the First…
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The Queen's Tours of Jamaica

During her 70 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II has made six visits to Jamaica. After its independence from Britain in 1962, Jamaica has remained a member of the Commonwealth. The Queen is Queen of Jamaica and she is represented in the country by a Governor-General…
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Malaysian King urges people to protect environment

The King of Malaysia, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, has asked the government to put protective measures in place for the environment. He would like half of the country’s land to remain forested, begin sustainable forest management practices and designate areas that will be geoparks which remain protected and maintained. King Sultan Abdullah said: “In line with the aspiration to achieve…
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The Duchess of Cambridge at 40: a new royal family

The Duchess of Cambridge has made no secret of the importance she places on family. As she celebrates her 40th birthday, Royal Central looks at how Catherine and William are building a new royal family. Entering their eleventh year of marriage, Catherine seamlessly fitted into the royal family from the beginning. She has taken on multiple patronages, many relating to mental health, including…
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