The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall on Wednesday visited the London Transport Museum to open celebrations for the 20th anniversary of Transport for London.
The royal couple rode an electric double-decker bus from Clarence House to the museum in Covent Garden, where they were met by London Mayor Sadiq Khan and TfL staff who have led environmental and mental health schemes in the workplace.
Engineering apprentices and interns from TfL’s Stuart Ross Internship scheme, which is designed to increase diversity in the agency’s workforce, were also present.
London Transport Commissioner, Mike Brown MVO, presented the couple with personalised “Prince of Wales” and “Duchess of Cornwall” roundels, and Prince Charles unveiled a plaque to commemorate the visit, as well.
Brown said: “It was a privilege to host Their Royal Highnesses and introduce them to some of the women and men who throughout the past twenty years have kept London moving and made this city better, cleaner and safer for everyone.
“ […] We face more challenges during the next twenty years and beyond, including meeting the needs of our ever-growing population, which we must respond to so that transport continues to support the growth and success of London.”
The royal family has a history of marking special occasions on London’s transport network. In 1969, the Queen became the first reigning monarch to travel on the Underground when she opened the Victoria line, and in 2013, she and members of her family visited the system to mark its 150th birthday.