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Streets of Richmond lined for Princess Anne

Hundreds of people have lined the streets of Richmond in anticipation of the arrival of Princess Anne, who will be in the town to take the salute as the Royal Corps of Signals exercises its Freedom of the town for the first time in 50 years.

Streets of Richmond lined for Princess Anne
Streets of Richmond lined for Princess Anne

Princess Anne to take salute for Signals parade

The Princess Royal will take the salute as the Royal Corps of Signals exercises its Freedom of the town of Richmond, North Yorkshire for the first time in 50 years.

Princess Royal at Armed Forces Day in Stirling Credit: Press Association

The 250 soldiers from 2nd Signal Regiment and 21 Signal Regiment both based in Imphal Barracks, York, 22 Signal Regiment based in Stafford and 30 Signal Regiment from Nuneaton accompanied by members of the Royal Signals Association will enter the Market Place from King Street led by the Band of the Royal Armoured Corps.

Two soldiers will receive their medals from the Princess Royal - one for operational service and one for accumulated campaign service.

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Hague steps down after 'full generation' in politics

Richmond MP William Hague will take on one last role in Government before standing down from British politics.

He will be Leader of the House of Commons for the remainder of the current Parliament, but says it is time for a new generation of politicians to step up:

The 53-year-old, who was born in Rotherham, says he will focus on spending time with his family and continue his writing career which he says was sidelined in favour of his "very important work" in Government.

Thirsk and Malton MP regrets Hague departure

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David Cameron and William Hague. Credit: Reuters

Hague, who earlier quit as Foreign Secretary to become the Leader of the Commons, said the time was right to move on from politics.

Mr Cameron said Hague had been a "close confidante, wise counsellor and great friend".

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William Hague: Time is right to move on from politics

William Hague says the time is right to move on from politics as he announced his decision to stand down as an MP at the next election after 26 years.

Hague will leave his post as Foreign Secretary to become the Leader of the Commons, before leaving Parliament in 2015.

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