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Princess Royal to take salute in North Yorkshire

Princess Anne will take the salute as the Royal Corps of Signals exercises it's freedom of the town of Richmond for the first time in 50 years.

Crowds waiting for Princess Anne Credit: ITV

The 250 soldiers from 2nd Signal Regiment and 21 Signal Regiment both based in York, 22 Signal Regiment based in Stafford, and 309 Signal Regiment based in Nuneaton, will enter the Market place in the town led by the band of the Royal Armoured Corps. Two soldiers will receive medals from Princess Anne, one for operational service and the other for campaign service.

The Royal Corps of Signals will then march through the town with weapons and fixed bayonets. The Princess Royal will then take the salute.

Richmond waiting for the Princess Credit: ITV


William Hague wants to do other things before he is "too old"

William Hague, the MP for Richmond in North Yorkshire, has resigned his post as Foreign Secretary and says he will stand down as an MP at next year's general election. The shock news emerged last night as details of a major Cabinet reshuffle were made public.

He said there "plenty of things" that he would like to do outside politics before he is "too old".


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