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Queen marks Magna Carta's 800th anniversary

The Queen and other senior royals are marking the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta today.

The royals are gathered at Runnymede, Surrey, where King John accepted the historic document that limited the power of the Crown on 15th June, 1215.

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PM: 'Revolutionary' Magna Carta shaped the world

Prime Minister David Cameron has said the Magna Carta was "revolutionary" in shaping the world and is "as relevant today" as it was eight centuries ago.

Speaking at a 800th anniversary event at Runnymede Meadows in Surrey where the historic document was sealed, he said the "Magna Carta is something every person in Britain should be proud of".

"On this historic day, let us pledge to keep those principles alight, let us keep Magna Carta alive, because as those barons showed all those years ago, what we do today will shape the world for many, many years to come."

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