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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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Royals to gather 800 years after Magna Carta sealed

The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Cambridge will all visit Runnymede today on the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

The document which restricted the rights of the monarchy for the first time was sealed at Runnymede Meadows in June 1215.

The Magna Carta. Credit: PA

Only four copies of the original document are known to survive, with two housed at the British Library and the others by Lincoln and Salisbury Cathedrals

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