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Queen Elizabeth inaugurates a metro line

2022-05-17T16:57:01.709Z

It is the first external event in 2 months. The line bears her name, 'Elizabeth' (ANSA)



New surprise release today of the 96-year-old Queen Elizabeth

, after the sensational defection last week at the traditional opening of the parliamentary year in Westminster and the delegation for the first time in decades of the institutional reading of the so-called Queen's Speech to the eternal heir to the throne Charles .

In fact, the sovereign presented herself today at the ceremony for the conclusion of the works

in the Paddington station of the new London underground line named after her

- Elizabeth - and destined to be open to the public after a few years of postponements on 24 May next, in the midst of the season that marks the Platinum Jubilee of its 70-year record reign.

The queen appeared walking with her cane and waving to the workers.

It was the third outing of these days

, after the two very recent participations at the Royal Horse Show, hosted in the park of Windsor Castle, the residence where she now lives permanently and where she spent most of her time from October 2021 onwards. in the prevailing rest regime recommended as a precaution by doctors.

But she was the first ever outside the castle district since the end of March

, when she attended the suffrage liturgy in view of the first anniversary of the death of Prince Consort Philip in Westminster Abbey.

The visit to Paddington was presented as a surprise

and a last-minute decision also in the brief official statement from Buckingham Palace which gave the news: "With a happy positive development - it reads - Her Majesty the Queen was present today at the event for the completion of the Elizabeth Line works. Her Majesty was aware of this appointment and the organizers had informed her of the possibility "of welcoming it.

Celebrating the opening of the Elizabeth Line!



Named in honor of The Queen, today Her Majesty and The Earl of Wessex visited Paddington Station ahead of the new railway opening to passengers next week.

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- The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 17, 2022

Source: ansa

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