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Prince Charles arrives in Stratford for Shakespeare celebrations

Prince Charles has arrived in Stratford-upon-Avon this afternoon to join in the celebrations that have been organised to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death.

During his visit to the bard's hometown the Prince of Wales will be shown around Shakespeare's family home and visit an exhibition, before being joined by the Duchess of Cornwall for a 'Shakespeare Live' theatre performance.

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Video: Queen hops on a Midland Metro Tram

After officially opening New Street Station, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh officially named one of the new Midland Metro Trams operating in Birmingham.

Her Majesty even hoped on for a ride!

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Video: excitement as the Queen officially opens the revamped Birmingham New St Station

Her Majesty Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived in the city by the Royal Train.

They took a tour of the station before officially opening the new development.

Some onlookers were delighted to see her attend, and one employee at New Street even got a special greeting ...

Prince Philip jokes about Brummie accent during visit

Prince Philip enquired with station announcers on a visit to Birmingham earlier if announcements were made in English or ‘Brummie’.

The Duke was with the Queen as she officially opened the revamped New Street Station this morning.

Speaking to staff His Royal Highness asked if English was the preferred language for announcements, and at first one worker seemed to miss the intended joke and replied by saying “we have got another person who speaks foreign languages too”.

But the Prince persisted, replying “But you do Birmingham only, you don’t do Manchurian or Yorkshire?”, when finally the penny dropped!

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