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Queen to reopen the Cutty Sark after devastating fire

The Cutty Sark has been fully restored in Greenwich Credit: Reuters

The Queen will formally open the Cutty Sark today five years after it was devastated by fire.

The famous 19th-century tea clipper was gutted by a blaze in 2007 but has undergone a £50 million conservation project.

The Queen will be joined by the Duke of Edinburgh who has a long association with the vessel, co-founding the Cutty Sark Society in 1951 to safeguard the ship.

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