Cabby's Royal fare

It first dawned on Tracy Mitchell that this was no ordinary fare when she pulled up to the doors of the Lindo Wing...

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William and Kate out and about for London Poppy Day

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a red coat for the London Poppy Day Credit: Carl Court/PA Wire
Kate chats to volunteers raising money for London Poppy Day Credit: Carl Court/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge rode the Routemaster bus to High Street Kensington tube Credit: Carl Court/PA Wire
William chatted with military personnel on the Poppy Day Routemaster bus Credit: Carl Court/PA Wire
Kate meets staff and volunteers at High Street Kensington tube Credit: Carl Court/PA Wire
Kate with Corporal Steve Johnson, an RAF recruitment officer from Newcastle, who is busking at Tube stations across London Credit: Carl Court/PA Wire

"Kate asked what kind of music I'd been playing," Corporal Steve Johnson, an RAF recruitment officer from Newcastle, who is busking at Tube stations across London told the Press Association. "She asked me to play but then said don't because it's too busy.

"Kate was more interested in the music, while William was more concerned with the day itself and how the appeal was going. Lots of people are ecstatic to see them."

Legion bus to call in on William and Kate

William and Kate will meet Royal British Legion staff and volunteers today Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will welcome military supporters into their palace grounds today to mark London Poppy Day.

The royal couple will meet staff and volunteers taking part in the Royal British Legion appeal who will call at Kensington Palace as part of a tour across the capital on a 1960's Routemaster Bus.

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London artist Julian Opie paints Lindo Wing

The exterior of the Lindo Wing Credit: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

The Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge will give birth to the royal baby in a few weeks has undergone an 18 month refurbishment.

Acclaimed visual artist, London born Julian Opie is providing 40 panels to be displayed over the units four floors.

Black and white panels in the waiting area Credit: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
The Lindo Wing is one of the top private maternity units in the country Credit: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Babies like to look at shapes with black borders Credit: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
A view from outside the hospital Credit: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
A room like the one Kate will give birth in Credit: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

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Royals turn their hands to wizardry

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with Prince Harry, have turned their hands to witchcraft as they opened the £100 million Warner Bros studios near Watford.

The sprawling site was the production home of all eight Harry Potter films, the James Bond movie Goldeneye starring Pierce Brosnan, the first of the Star Wars prequel films and director Tim Burton's gothic horror Sleepy Hollow

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