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Pictures: The Queen at JLR in Wolverhampton

Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the new Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh are given a tour of the factory by chief executive Dr Ralf Speth (left) and chief designer Gerry McGovern (right) at the new Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
The Duke of Edinburgh is shown engine parts Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II signs the visitor book alongside The Duke of Edinburgh and Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Dr Ralf Speth after officially opening the new Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

JLR 'extremely proud' to welcome the Queen

A new Jaguar plant will be officially opened by the Queen today. It is expected to create 1,400 jobs in Wolverhampton.

A stock photo of the Queen in a Jaguar Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

"Jaguar Land Rover is extremely proud to welcome Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh to the all-new Engine Manufacturing Centre. The company holds the Royal Warrant as “Manufacturers of Motor Vehicles, By Appointment” from all three current grantors: HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales.

Jaguar Land Rover is the only automotive manufacturer granted all three Royal Warrants. For nearly 900 years the Royal Warrant has been one of the proudest acknowledgements of quality around the world. It is granted to represent not only simple excellence of product or service, but also the personal preferences of the Royal grantors. A fleet of 10 Land Rovers, each bearing the Royal Crest and the Royal Standard, was used when HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh undertook their 44,000-mile tour of the Commonwealth in 1953/54, soon after the Coronation.

Since then HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family have regularly used a wide variety of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles."

– Dr Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover
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Queen to open new Jaguar plant in Wolverhampton

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A new Jaguar plant will be officially opened by the Queen later this morning and is expected to create 1400 jobs in Wolverhampton.

The £500 million engine manufacturing centre will cover three counties - Wolverhampton, South Staffordshire, and Staffordshire.

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) said the plant opening was a "seminal" moment in their history, as it was the first time they had built engines in house "in a generation".

JLR is known to have strong links with the monarchy - both Jaguar and Land Rover have held Royal Warrants since 1951. A Royal Warrant is awarded when a manufacturer has counted the royal family as customers for at least five years.

Last month JLR sponsored the Invictus Games, the sports event for sick and injured service personnel championed by Prince Harry.

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Bone study of Richard III show eating habits during reign

Dr Angela Lamb talking about Richard III's eating habits after a detailed study has taken place by the University of Leicester and the British Geological Survey in Keyworth in Nottinghamshire.

Experts examined chemical compounds in different parts of the Monarch's skeleton, which also revealed the King drank around a bottle of wine a day.

More details revealed of the life of Richard III

Dr Angela Lamb explains more about the movements of Richard III as new details about his lifestyle have been revealed by a cutting edge study of his bones.

It was carried out by experts from the British Geological Survey at Keyworth in Nottinghamshire.

They did an isotope analysis on a tooth, a rib and a thigh bone to see how the monarch's lifestyle changed from childhood to becoming king.

Study: King Richard III drank bottle of wine a day

A detailed study of Richard III's bones show that when King he drank around a bottle of wine a day.

In the joint project by the University of Leicester and the British Geological Survey in Keyworth in Nottinghamshire, experts examined chemical compounds in different parts of the Monarch's skeleton.

Dr Angela Lamb, who is the lead author of the research paper, explains that the research confirms the luxurious lifestyle you'd expect a king to have.

However the research could see a marked difference in his diet in later years by looking at different bones of the body.

Expert explains how bones revealed Richard III's diet

Fascinating new details about the lifestyle of Richard III have been revealed by a cutting edge study of the King's bones.

Experts from the British Geological Survey at Keyworth in Nottinghamshire carried out an isotope analysis on a tooth, a rib and a thigh bone to see how the monarch's lifestyle changed from childhood to becoming king,

Different bones develop and regenerate at different rates over time, and lock in information at different points in a person's life. Teeth develop in childhood and stay as they are, whereas ribs regenerate every two to three years.

Thereby the scientists were able to get a snapshot of King Richard III's diet at different stages in his lifetime. Here Dr Angela Lamb explains what they looked for in the bones to give them and idea what the king was eating.

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