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Prince Philip gives Brighton's i360 royal ascent

It's already in the record books for stretching architectural boundaries and today it was given royal approval.

Brighton's i360 seafront attraction, described as a vertical pier in the sky, was officially opened by the Duke of Edinburgh. And unlike the early days everything went without a hitch.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to architects David Marks and Julia Barfield.

Queen will visit Poundbury in Dorset today

A royal occasion in Dorset today Credit: ITV

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will visit Poundbury in Dorset today. She will unveil a statue of the Queen Mother, who died in 2002 at the age of 101. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will join the royal party.

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Queen chuffed over Railway extension

A steam railway which is a favourite of the royal family, has been been given permission to extend their track. Both the Queen and Prince Charles have enjoyed trips on the train at Exbury Gardens in Hampshire in recent years. The railway line will be lengthened - allowing visitors to view an area currently not open to the public.

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