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The Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge to undertake a rare joint engagement

The Queen will be joined by her granddaughter-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge next week as they undertake a rare joint engagement in London.

Her Majesty will be accompanied by Her Royal Highness on a visit King’s College London on Tuesday 19th March to open 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 will arrive at the central courtyard that connects the five Bush House Buildings, before undertaking a tour of the facilities.

They will then meet a number of supporters of the development and will visit the roof terrace which boasts panoramic views of London.

Back inside, Her Majesty and Her Royal Highness will view 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 will then visit King’s virtual trading floor where they will meet 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 will unveil a plaque before signing the Visitor’s Book alongside the Duchess of Cambridge.