Queen tours vault where gold bars worth billions are stored

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were surrounded by shelves of gold during their trip to the Bank of England today
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were surrounded by shelves of gold during their trip to the Bank of England today Credit: PA Wire
It is a rare glimpse inside the vault in the City of London - the gold bars weigh thousands of tonnes
It is a rare glimpse inside the vault in the City of London - the gold bars weigh thousands of tonnes Credit: PA Wire
The Queen and Duke toured row upon row of the bars
The Queen and Duke toured row upon row of the bars Credit: PA Wire

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