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The Prince of Wales and his entourage on camels posing for camera in front of Pyramid of Cheops and Pyramid of Cephrenes, Giza, Cairo. The Prince is seated on the camel fifth from the left. The man in the white suit with a cigar, gazing up at the Prince,
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HM Queen Elizabeth riding on the Victoria Line

7 Mar 1969

RCIN 2006982

Her Majesty The Queen is the only British monarch ever to have travelled on the Tube. In March 1969, The Queen officially opened the Victoria Line of the London Underground, and following the ceremony she took the new line from Oxford Circus to Victoria. Ten years later, when the Jubilee line was officially opened by The Prince of Wales; it was named to mark 25 years since The Queen's accession to the throne. Most recently, in February 2016, it was announced that the new Crossrail line in London would be named the 'Elizabeth Line' in honour of The Queen. During a visit to the Crossrail station at Bond Street, The Queen was presented with a commemorative Transport for London roundel in the line's distinctive lilac colour.

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