Queen attends Tube event

The Duchess of Cambridge has been given a gift every pregnant woman travelling on the London Underground probably needs - a "Baby on board" badge. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh also visited Baker Street Tube station.

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Queen goes underground

A steam tube train, which has been refurbished to celebrate the underground's 150th birthday Credit: John Stillwell / PA Wire

The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duchess of Cambridge are going underground, to celebrate the 150th birthday of the tube.

The Royal party will be greeted at Baker Street by the Commissioner of Transport for London, Sir Peter Hendy, and the Managing Director of London Underground Mike Brown.

They'll meet maintenance and train staff and will view a restored 1892 underground coach. They'll then walk through a new S7 train where the queen will unveil a plaque, naming the train Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen will be joined by Kate on Royal engagement

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will travel with the Duchess of Cambridge today to Baker Street Underground station in London to mark the transport network's 150th anniversary.

The Duchess of Cambridge and the Queen will be joined by the Duke of Edinburgh on today's engagemement. Credit: Press Association

The Queen, who had been suffering symptoms of gastroenteritis, has been carrying out her duties within Buckingham Palace but last week cancelled a trip to London's East End to visit Tech City.

The Duke of York, who carried out the engagement without his mother, said she was "not ill" but stayed at home as precaution.

The last time she was seen at an official event was an engagement last Monday evening when she signed the Commonwealth's new charter.


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