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UK: Queen Elizabeth Makes Surprise Appearance To Open Delayed Elizabeth Line

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Queen Elizabeth made a surprise visit Tuesday to a train station in central London to see a newly completed subway line named in her honour.

The 96-year-old monarch has experienced some health problems in recent weeks, and last week pulled out of the state opening of parliament following some “mobility issues.”

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The 96-year-old monarch, who has reduced most of her public engagements, appeared Tuesday at Paddington Station to see the east-west Elizabeth Line, which is due to open to the public on May 24.

Calling the event “a happy development,” Buckingham Palace said “the organizers were informed of the possibility she may attend.”

The Queen, who wore a sunshine yellow outfit with matching hat, was joined by her youngest son, Prince Edward, for the official visit. She was seen smiling as she toured the station with a cane in hand.

Palace officials have said she is experiencing “episodic mobility problems” in recent months and has difficulties moving around.

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