The Princess Royal arrives at Tynemouth Metro station

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The Princess Royal arrives at Tynemouth Metro station Photo: ITV Tyne Tees

Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal has been in Tynemouth today to offically open the Metro station following its revamp.

The building is one of the best examples of Victorian railway architecture in Great Britain and was once considered one of the most 'at risk' buildings in England.

The Grade II listed structure, which celebrates its 130th birthday this year, has undergone a multi-million pound restoration.

Hundreds turned out to welcome the Royal visitor the the North East. The Princess Royal also visited** **Gateshead to open Angel Court, a housing scheme for older people overlooking the Angel of the North.

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The Princess Royal meets local traders from Tynemouth market Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
The Princess Royal receives a warm welcome
The Princess Royal receives a warm welcome Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Here's Rachel Sweeney's report in full.

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The Princess Royal is given a cup of tea Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
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Hundreds turn out to meet The Princess Royal Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Local band welcomes Royal
Local band provides the music Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
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The Princess Royal with North Tyneside mayor Linda Arkley Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Children
Local school children wait to meet the Princess Royal Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
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The Princess Royal meeting local school children Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
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The Princess Royal Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
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The Princess Royal unveils plaque Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Royal paluqe
Royal paluqe Credit: ITV Tyne Tees