The Queen filled up her Oyster card and purchased a Tube ticket.

The Queen filled up her Oyster card and purchased a Tube ticket.

Her Majesty smiled as she stood alongside her youngest son Edward at Paddington Station to celebrate the opening of the new Elizabeth line.

The Earl of Wessex was expected to be the only member of the family to attend the ceremony this morning.

However, royal admirers will be pleased to note that the monarch appeared especially sprightly and cheery as she joined Edward for the important occasion.

She wore a Stewart Parvin double-wool crepe coat and a Rachel Trevor-Morgan matching hat in springtime yellow. She was also wearing a cane.

She purchased the very first ticket for the line during her visit.

Edward then proceeded to the rails to study the new station’s design.

The prince boarded a train to Tottenham Court Road before returning to Paddington at the end of his stay. He spent the second half of his journey speaking with Carinne Spinola, his driver.

Boris Johnson, Sadiq Khan, and Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, also paid a visit to the station to celebrate.

“We’re all tremendously thrilled and moved and thankful to Her Majesty for coming to open the Elizabeth line today,” the PM remarked this morning.

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